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Healthy vs risk...: Unfortunately being over weight is actually more common than normal wt these days. As long as you are active, eat a healthy/balanced diet, exercise regularly, don't smoke, and don't drink to excess, you are better off overweight than normal wt and don't do the above. Also, if you have big frame, 10lbs may not make u overweight. Stay healthy. It is a lifelong commitment, but so worth it. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weight problem: Health risks of Obesity are •Heart disease •High blood pressure •Stroke •Diabetes •Osteoarthritis •Breathing problems Health Risks of being underweight- more likely to have infections due to effect on immune system. There can be Vitamins, Iron, and Calcium deficiencies. Being overweight is not normal as it may be due to poor coping with stress causing low self image, anxiety, de-pression. ...Read more
By percentage: It is not the absolute pounds, but takes into consideration you height (in the bmi calculation). More useful, at least in the disease process, is the waist/hip ratio, which shows how much abdominal fat one has. Abdominal fat is particularly metabolically active, and thus more dangerous than leg fat (for example). >102 centimetres (40 in) in men and >88 centimetres (35 in) in women are obese. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins" can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?
M south indian.Sometimes an obese man here have a big round fat belly while an obese woman of same age have a fat roll belly.Is the reason gender?
Obesity / Overweight: Obesity, is caused by excessive intake of carbs, such as those present in rice and by our modern life style where activity has been engineered out of daily life, while we eat larger portions of calorie dense processed foods. The body stores unused calories as fat cells. Men and women store excess fat in different places, giving them curves in different locations. ...Read more
Can belly fat accumulate in different proportions among sisters , i know a family where obese younger girl has more belly fat than her old obese sister?
Variable: Where fat accumulates can vary from person to person depending upon their genetic predisposition, height, weight, Insulin resistance, etc. In all of them, however, it relates to weight gain increasing Insulin resistance, and can be improved by diet, exercise and weight loss -- + medication if needed. Check w/doctor. ...Read more
Overweight? A 16 year old female,190lbs, 5'9", eats healthy, exercises, and doesn't look overweight. Do you think she's overweight? Thank you!
26 athletic bmi=22 male. Muscles sore/tight on waking. Symptom coincided w/ buying ikea futon mattress. Clearly need better bed, recommendations?
Sounds like you : Answered your own question. A futon can b a fun fashion statement for a young man, but it is very seldom a proper mattress. I would suggest trying some mattresses at a bedding store to see what's right for u. Good luck! ...Read more
15.1: The text that goes with the bmi chart probably defines underweight to be 18.5 or less. The bmi was a population measure that was not intended to be applied to individuals; in real science, waist size correlates much better with cardiac risk. Junor may want to build muscle doing aerobic / resistance training but many track stars are "underweight". If he can do sports, his weight's probably ok. ...Read more
23yr old female, 10kg overweight, 5'4" height. Sedentary life. Brisk walk 30mins everyday. Pls suggest veg diet.
Low calorie diet: Congratulations on setting on the path to attain a healthy weight. To lose weight the amount of calories you burn must be more than total calories you eat/drink. You have taken the first step which is increasing your exercise. Any diet that will lead you to consume less calories should work (do not forget calories from drinks). Pick any diet plan that you will enjoy and stick with longterm! ...Read more