Obesity



Before we discuss on obesity, we need to see how it is defined!!
Obesity is graded according to your weight and its relation to your height.
The parameter used for it is known as Body Mass Index (BMI).
Divide your weight (in kg) with your height (in meters) twice. And see in the table below to see where you stay in weight.

                                    BMI=Weght(kg)/Height(m)2


Table : The International Classification of adult underweight, overweight and obesity according to BMI
Classification
BMI(kg/m2)
Principal cut-off points
Additional cut-off points
Underweight
<18.50
<18.50
     Severe thinness
<16.00
<16.00
     Moderate thinness
16.00 - 16.99
16.00 - 16.99
     Mild thinness
17.00 - 18.49
17.00 - 18.49
Normal range
18.50 - 24.99
18.50 - 22.99
23.00 - 24.99
Overweight
≥25.00
≥25.00
     Pre-obese
25.00 - 29.99
25.00 - 27.49
27.50 - 29.99
     Obese
≥30.00
≥30.00
          Obese class I
30.00 - 34.99
30.00 - 32.49
32.50 - 34.99
          Obese class II
35.00 - 39.99
35.00 - 37.49
37.50 - 39.99
          Obese class III
≥40.00
≥40.00


Just remember: There is no shortcut for weight loss.One must have to do exercise as prescribed by physiotherapist. Physiotherapist can teach aerobic exercises once you are screened for fitness.
An exercise program design usually consist of mode of exercise and its duration suitable for an individual according to his age, health and body needs, considering that no two individuals are alike.
Some people report that they feel weakness or tiredness or get their muscles injured after exercise. They can consult a physiotherapist to help them design their exercise program.
Exercise may differ for the persons having any disorders like hypertension, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, varicose vein etc.
One should be aware of misleading advertisement offering remedies of weight loss, as it could be injurious to health.
Necessary diet changes are also required to restrict fat production.
Daily routine… dincharya… food habits ….. sleeping habits do play a major role in management of obesity treatment……….
Ayurved can help in conjunction with exercise..You may further read following links:



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