Everyone loves eating. But have you ever thought that excessive food intake can lead you to low life expectancy? What is Obesity ? Obesity is a condition when your Body Mass Index (BMI) is more than 30kgm2 due to excessive fat storage in your body. Furthermore obesity can be classified as,
Let's learn how to check your Body Mass Index. BMI is calculated by dividing the body weight in Kilogram by the square of height in meters. For example let's take a person with a weight of 80 Kg and height of 1.5 m.
BMI = Body Weight in Kg/(Height in meters)2
= 80 Kg/(1.5 m x 1.5 m)
= 35.6 Kgm-2
So this person is a person with Class (II) Obesity.
What Causes Obesity ?
The general causes are
|Severity||Body Mass Index - BMI|
|Class (1) Obesity||30-34.9 Kgm-2|
|Class (II) Obesity||35-39.9 Kgm-2|
|Class (III) Obesity||40 kgm-2|
- Excessive amount of fat and sugar intake (It says food such as sugar, sugar cane, milk, curd and other dairy products, meat, vivid meat soups cause obesity.)
- Less physical activities (It is significant that ancient ayurvedic books highlight, people who sleep more often in the day time as well as who are less interested in working an intercourse become obese substantially)
- Also it is identified that there can be a genetic susceptibility for obesity (There can be several members in the family who are obese)
Ayurvedic Doctor by profession, Thilini enjoys sharing her knowledge in Ayurveda Medicine with Lanka Help Magazine readers.
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