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Obesity is a serious medical condition. Over the years, obesity has reached an alarming stage that affects people from different parts of the world. In the United States, obesity is a major health problem. It has been reported that in 2007, 74.1% of Americans suffered from obesity, making the United States with the highest rate of obesity health problem.
Most of us know that the key to losing weight (or not gaining extra weight in the first place) is all about balance of calories. We simply cannot take in more calories that we use up. If we do, we gain weight. It's that simple! It's equally simple that if we take in fewer calories than we use up, we will lose weight. Period. It's a fact of physics.
We often hear that laughter is the best medicine. This is also true in fighting the risks of being overweight. It is essential for person losing weight not to be stressed and be happy always. When people are stressed, they tend to forget to smile because of their busy work and they tend to gain more weight. It has been discovered few years ago that laughter and being happy is a fat burner.
Many kids today in America are starting to have a weight problem. More kids right now are overweight or obese compared to years past. There are many debates as to why it's happening, but it's the situation that many are in right now. If your children are a bit overweight, there are changes that you can make. Find out what some of these are so that your children can have a healthier weight.
Statistics say that most of us (two thirds) are overweight. Some of us are even severely overweight... obese. Why does carrying extra weight matter? It matters because it jeopardizes our good health and our very lives. Many of us are motivated to lose weight because we hope to look better. That's a normal aspiration, but not as significant to our quality of life as our health.
In a past article we've discussed some of the cultural influences that are contributing to the "growing problem" (indeed! ) of weight gain and obesity. We looked at over-booked schedules, fast food, portion control, and mindless eating habits. Well, facts are facts! These are the times in which we live, and the circumstances of our daily lives are what they are.
Obesity itself is not inherited. However, there is ample scientific evidence that the predisposition toward obesity is genetically transferred from one generation to another.The likelihood that you will struggle with your weight is almost 45% if one parent is obese but is doubled if both parents are overweight. Ironically, some theories suggest that the people who may struggle the most with "fat genes" are those whose distant ancestors faced conditions of starvation.
The terms obesity and overweight are often used interchangeably and that is not without some merit. There are some things about both classifications that are the same. How are they the same? Both define a condition of body weight which is considered to be unhealthy. Both categories rely on determination of the BMI. (BMI stands for "body mass index" and is a number which determines how much of a person's weight is actually fat (fat is bad).
We've talked in the past about the difference between being overweight and obese. It is a matter of degree based on the BMI (body mass index, a measurement of fat determined by the ratio of height to weight). When you go to your doctor, how will he or she determine whether your weight has indeed reached critical mass? The first thing that will be necessary will be an evaluation of your overall health.