Thursday, 2nd July 2020

About being overweight or obese

Whether it is regarded as a disease or not (the medical profession is divided on this matter for various reasons – see the blog), it is universally acknowledged that being obese is not good for your life expectancy – there is an exponential correlation between being overweight/obese and mortality.

How do I know if I am obese?

BMI is a measure of whether you’re a healthy weight for your height.  It is a useful tool for assessing where you are on the scale (between underweight and obese) and if you need to address some lifestyle changes to improve your chances of a healthier future.

You can try calculating it for yourself via the link below, which also includes so useful hints and tips about making lifestyle changes is you are overweight or obese.

Why worry?

Being overweight puts additional strain on the body making joints hurt, breathing harder and sleeping difficult, on top of increasing the risk of developing other illness such as heart attack, stroke, type-2 diabetes and some cancers.

What can I do?

Lose weight and exercise more – it’s as simple as that. Cardiac Rehab is here to help people improve their lives through exercise – find out more about our classes here.

Read the full post on Dr Hugh’s blog:

Find out more about the Cardiac Rehab centre

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