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Obesity and BMI

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Obesity is a modern Social illness which is linked with our lifestyle choices.


The main factors for being obese are high fatty diet and overeating. Also, there are sedentary habits such as spending more than two hours in front of T.V., physical inactivity etc. A normal adult only needs 2230 kilocalorie in a day but if we consume more than this it will gradually lead to obesity. It is a well-known fact that Calories are burnt and energy is released by engaging oneself in physical activity, an absence of this by doing less Work and eating more than required is the main source of being obese. Another main factor is unawareness about nutritional values and fat contents of food. We should be in the habit of Craving for knowledge of what we eat, what to eat and how much to eat.

The Body Mass Index or BMI is the measurement of body fat based on your Weight in relation to your Height. Calculate your BMI by visiting

If your BMI is:

18.5 to 24.9 Normal

25.0 to 29.9 overweight

30.0 to 34.9 Grade I Obesity

35.0 to 39.5 Grade || Obesity

>40 Grade ||| Obesity (Morbid Obesity)

BMI up to range 30 can be manageable by daily diet Control and exercises while the morbid obesity level can only be managed through surgical measures like BARIATRIC surgery. Through this surgery, the portion of the stomach or small intestine gets altered so we would be unable to consume more food in one sitting. So it reduces the total number of Calorie Consumption and leads to weight loss effectively. Fat from different body parts can also be cut down through LIPOSUCTION Surgery which is a cosmetic Surgery. The process of Weight loss needs patience, persistence and complete attention.

Obesity leads to problems like type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, joint problems, respiratory problems, Coronary heart diseases, liver and gallbladder diseases, hypertension, high total cholesterol, cancers and gynaecological problems. The Bariatric Surgery helps to improve and resolve these problems effectively.

Obesity can be controlled with

·         Performing more physical activity like doing exercise, jogging and Walking.

·         Having a healthy balanced diet by taking our own time.

·         Including more vegetables and fruits in diet.

·         Avoiding high fat and Sugar foods.

·         if hungry have a piece of fruit or salads instead of Snacks in between.

·         Avoid stress, tension and enjoy each moment in life.


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