What is obesity?
If you have a BMI of over 25, then you are classified as overweight. If your BMI is over 30, you are obese. If you are unsure, you can check your BMI on the NHS site. Weight loss can be hard, but will reduce your BMI.
What are the symptoms of obesity?
In addition to being overweight, obesity causes day-to-day problems such as:
- Back and joint pain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Increased snoring
- Inability to cope with sudden increases in physical activity
What are the causes of obesity?
Obesity is caused by consuming more calories than burned. If you eat more calories than you are burning, you will put on weight. If this continues, over time this weight gain will amount to obesity.
How can you manage obesity?
To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you are consuming. This can be done by increasing your exercise and eating a balanced, healthy diet. Calorie counting is an effective way of insuring that you are consuming the right amount of calories for weight loss. Your calorie-controlled diet should be followed as recommended by your doctor or weight loss management health professional, such as a dietician. It is important to follow the instructions of doctor or weight loss management health professional.
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How can you try to prevent obesity?
You can reduce your risk of obesity by:
- Eating a healthy, balanced diet
- Reducing your caloric intake
- Keeping a food diary
- Gradually increasing your physical activity