- On September 29, 2017 /
- By davita /
- In Health Tips
Being overweight or obese are both terms for having more body fat than what is considered healthy. Both are used to identify people who are at risk for health problems from having too much body fat. However, the term “obese” generally means a much higher amount of body fat than “overweight.”
Everyone needs some body fat for energy, heat insulation, and other body functions. But having too much can lead to serious health problems. The more body fat you have, the greater your risk for diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, and other problems.
If your excess weight is mostly around your middle (apple shape), you are more likely to develop health problems than if the weight is around your hips (pear shape). The greater your waist size, the greater your health risk. To learn more, ask your healthcare provider to measure your waist.
If you are overweight or obese, you have a greater chance of developing diabetes or high blood pressure, which are the leading causes of kidney disease and kidney failure.
What does our Hyderabad nephrologists advice?
Nephrologists suggests that even a modest weight loss can help prevent or control many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. The closer you are to a normal weight, the greater the health benefit.
How to calculate your BMI?
- Hyderabad nephrologists suggests that To find your BMI, multiply your weight in pounds by 704.5. Then, divide the result by your height in inches and divide that result by your height in inches a second time.
- A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight
- A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese
- It is important to note, however, that BMI estimates body fat. It does not directly measure body fat. As a result, some people with muscular builds, such as athletes, may have a BMI that identifies them as being overweight even though they do not have excess body fat.
Measures to reduce weight
Diet. A steady weight loss of about one pound a week is the safest way to lose weight. Your doctor can refer you to a registered dietitian if you need help in planning your diet.
Regular exercise such as brisk walking, running, swimming, biking, dancing. The amount of exercise needed to lose weight is different for everyone. Talk to your healthcare professional before you begin any new exercise program.
Behaviour modification techniques such as:
- Keep a food diary of everything you eat.
- Shop from a list and do not shop when you’re hungry.
- Take a different route if you usually pass by a tempting fast food place.