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Doctor insights on: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Overweight Person

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How should an extremely overweight person exercise?

How should an extremely overweight person exercise?

By not letting...: Don't let your weight be your enemy! that means avoid activities where you carry full body weight. Good activities included cycling (outdoors or with machine), swimming, using a rowing machine. Lifting weights with a resistance machine. Many others! ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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What is the medical definition of an overweight person ?

BMI between 25-30: A bmi, which is a calculation based on height and weight, between 25-30 is considered "overweight." a bmi greater than 30 is classified as "obese." and a bmi between 18-25 is classified as "normal weight.". ...Read more

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Can a person be considered overweight and not have any health problems?

Can a person be considered overweight and not have any health problems?

Yes, but...: Yes, and if you are overweight and there is no evidence of hypertension, Insulin resistance (high blood sugar), lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) abnormality, breathing abnormality or joint complications then perhaps the extra weight is not so bad. However, obesity breeds problems, so it merits close monitoring. ...Read more

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How many different possible illnesses or diseases can a person have if she/he is overweight?

How many different possible illnesses or diseases can a person have if she/he is overweight?

Many: here are a few: diabetes, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis.Obesity can cause menstrual issues and infertility in women.Obesity hypoventillation- poor breathing results in too much carbon dioxide (hypoventilation) and too little oxygen in the blood (hypoxemia). ...Read more

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Can all the effects that come with those at a low weight happen to an overweight person as well?

I don't: Understand your question. What effects are you referring to? Many of the problems that occur with overweight people are absent or decreased in those of normal weight. ...Read more

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How can an overweight person strengthen their ankles?

How can an overweight person strengthen their ankles?

Loose the weight: Your ankles carry the weight of your body and weight loss would be a great start. ...Read more