Healthy Eating: Do You Weigh Too Much?


Recently, although many people have less prejudice on other people’s weight, it could not be denied that overweight could put you at risk of getting several chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and various types of cancer. There are many factors that lead to weight gain including environment, family history and genetics, habits, metabolism and so on. Some factors are fixed such as family genetics, but you can prevent overweight of it is due to lifestyle habits.

One of the most common ways to find out your weight condition is calculating body mass index (BMI). BMI is an estimated index used to calculate your weight and height and reveal the body fat amount. Although this index could be applied for both gender, it still contains some limits for particular people. For instance, athletes’ body fat and those who practicing muscular build will be different from people with normal physical activity involvement. BMI could also check incorrectly in children, teens and elderly.

Here is the meaning of BMI:

BMI  Body state
18.5–24.9 Normal weight
25.0–29.9 Overweight
30.0–39.9 Obese
40.0 and above Extreme obesity

Besides seeing a lot of fats in the mirror, there are also several signals that your body trying to tell about your weight. Some signs below could be an alert that you’re getting overweight:

You feel uncomfortable to exercise

Regular physical activity is a crucial part of reaching a healthy weight. But if you feel unpleasant and hesitant to do exercise, this could be the first sign of getting fat. Trying to practice exercise will not only help you get healthy weight but also avoid many health problems.

You snore loudly and abruptly

Snoring loudly along with being unable to have deep sleep could be caused by many conditions like sleep apnea and overweight. Excess weight could cause trouble to your respiratory tract. Because when your body stores too much fat around your neck, it gradually narrows the air passage causing shallow breathing and sometimes stops the breath.

You feel instantly hungry

Although you have eaten a whole large burger half hour ago, you still feel craving for foods. This could be the sign of eating foods causing fake fullness like fast foods, candy. These unhealthy foods usually do not contain fiber, protein and healthy fat that keep you full for a long time.

You notice tender spots all over the body

Inflammation of fatty tissue could cause bruising on your skin. These spots make skin feel tender and hardened. If you see your BMI exceed normal index and occasionally feel pain in random places, you should plan for a weight loss diet and exercise.

Achieving and staying at a healthy weight could be a challenge that requires a lot of effort and time, especially for those who are overweight or obese. However, your benefits of having a healthy weight are varied from physical health protection to emotional support. By getting proper diet, having regular exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it’s completely possible to lose weight and lower your long-term disease risk.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnose or treatment.

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