Are you obese, or just overweight? And whats the difference? Read here if you want the answers :)

Obesity is not something that can be taken lightly. Its something that can majorly effect your social life and general health. Many people put this issue aside but its something that should be really taken into consideration. Kids heavier than 85% of other kids are considered over weight, will the ones in the 95%+ range are obese.

So how do you know if your obese? Well there are some categories that can tell you. These categories used by doctors are called BMI (Body Mass Index). A BMI of 25 or more means your overweight. And a BMI of 30 or more means your obese. More kids and adults are obese and overweight than ever before and its growing like crazy. The reason why is because the typical diet is made up of even more junk food than before. What is junk food? Junk food is the bad stuff. And diet soda doesnt cut it. Diet soda and many other sodas are not really better than normal soda in any way. Hydrogenated Oils are bad oils that can be really bad for you so cut back on them! The funny thing is that when you eat fruit and other foods. It actually will make you become less hungry! That means that if you get into the habit of eating these foods, than you will become more healthy and less hungry all the time!

Lets get to the worst news however. Diabetes is a disease in which the body can not process a sugar called glucose. Even worse is that the higher your BMI is, the more likely you are to experience Hypertension. Hypertension forces your heart to work harder for the things it needs!

Be smart with what your eating and doing. What you chose to do now can majorly affect your health later on so make smart choices!

I found another post on a similiar subject so here it is! Its by my aunts friend: Lifewithlilred.

https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/24437442/posts/1671275659

 

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3 thoughts on “Are you obese, or just overweight? And whats the difference? Read here if you want the answers :)

  1. Hello! I am here from the comments section of the Community Pool. I would love to share what I hope to be some constructive feedback. I do not claim to be an expert in the topics of health and weight; however, I have studied these topics in college from both psychological and gender and women’s studies perspectives. I hope I can share some alternative points with you that may help! You may want to consider:
    1. How the environment, which includes both the physically-, mentally- and socially-lived aspects of our capitalistic society impact whether or not a person can choose what to eat and how often to exercise. For example, a person living in a food desert may not have adequate access to nutritionally-balanced foods. The answer to this person may not be as simple as driving to a grocery store that may be in a different neighborhood or moving. This person may not be able to afford those options. They may not be able to go back to school or get a different job as well. Thus, this hypothetical (but real in many cases) may not have a choice at all. They may want to eat healthier, but without the access or the funds, it may not be possible. A person is not separate from the systems in which they interact. Moreover, when it comes to exercise, it is important to consider that this person may not have a safe place to exercise nor may they have the time to exercise. (I also left out genetics which may contribute to a person’s ability to change their weight; however, I know less about genetics.)
    2. Body Mass Index (BMI) is not a perfect determinant of health. BMI cannot separate fat from muscle since it is based on height and weight. Additionally, the cutoffs for who is considered overweight and obese were changed in 1998, I believe. Thus, many more people were considered overweight or obese after 1998 due to the lowering of the cutoff. It may seem then that there was a steep rise in the amount of overweight and obese people, but we must also consider the impact of the cutoff change. It is a bit arbitrary who is considered overweight and obese and who is not.
    3. Lastly, although I have used the medical terms, overweight and obese in this comment, many people find these terms to be noninclusive and shaming. Many people who advocate for fat people’s rights generally use the term fat. It is just something to think about!

    I hope this is inspirational, and I would love to hear more from you! Feel free to head over to my blog and give me feedback as well. I just started blogging! https://sage251310047.wordpress.com/

    -Sage

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