From health to energy, vital organs, mental health, and the very stem cells and building blocks of your body, being overweight has almost unlimited adverse effects.
The clinical term for being overweight is “obese.” But what is obesity? Let’s take a look at two definitions, both by leading health organizations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- “Weight that is higher than what is considered as a healthy weight for a given height is described as overweight or obese. Body Mass Index, or BMI, is used as a screening tool for overweight or obesity. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness.”
And from the World Health Organization:
- “Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A body mass index (BMI) over 25 is considered overweight, and over 30 is obese. The issue has grown to epidemic proportions, with over 4 million people dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese in 2017 according to the global burden of disease. Rates of overweight and obesity continue to grow in adults and children. From 1975 to 2016, the prevalence of overweight or obese children and adolescents aged 5–19 years increased more than four-fold from 4% to 18% globally.”
So yes, there is a specific methodology for determining obesity, and it is abundantly clear this is a serious, growing public health problem in the United States and across the globe.
A Comprehensive List – The Cost of Being Overweight
The National Health Services organization in the United Kingdom attempted to compile a list of all the different ways that being overweight adversely affects health. Here is just a snippet of that list. Being overweight can lead to:
- Feelings of breathlessness
- Experiencing increased sweating
- Snoring throughout the night
- Experiencing difficulty doing physical activity
- Very often feeling unnaturally tired
- Experiencing joint and back pain
- Having low confidence and self-esteem
- Feeling isolated and alone
- Manifesting type 2 diabetes
- Having high blood pressure
- Having high cholesterol
- Asthma and other breathing/respiratory problems
- Experiencing metabolic syndromes (diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity)
- Cancer, including bowel cancer, breast cancer, and womb cancer, to name a few
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
- Markedly reduced fertility
- Osteoarthritis, a condition involving pain, discomfort, and stiffness in the joints
- Sleep Apnea
- Various types of liver disease and kidney disease
- Pregnancy complications
Weight and the Statistics – What Does Being Overweight Do to You?
Americans eat too much. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is a common, severe, and costly disease in the U.S., with an extended range of harmful effects. Let’s take a look at some of the statistics connected to obesity in America:
- In the United States, about 42% of residents meet the criteria for obesity.
- In 1999, only about 30% of Americans were obese. But by 2020, that percentile had increased to 42 percent.
- In 1999, 4% of Americans met the criteria for “severe obesity.” By 2020, that percentile had more than doubled, with almost ten percent of Americans meeting that weight criteria.
- The CDC lists out just some of the health problems that Americans face due to being obese. Some of these include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and preventable, premature death.
- The financial cost of obesity is also extreme. In the U.S., the estimated annual medical cost of obesity was $147 billion in 2008. The average medical cost for people who are obese is about $1,429 higher than those who are not overweight.
In Part #2 of this series, we’ll break down to what extent being overweight is damaging to the body at different weight levels. But before we move on, read the next section to learn more about how you can lose weight naturally!
Nutrition and a Daily Program are Crucial to Healthy Weight Loss
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- Regain health and vitality.
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Here’s to great results and natural, healthy weight loss!
Immune Solution Writing Staff