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Balanced Weight Management

Balanced Weight Management

Body weight doesn't tell much about health and fitness status. A crucial part of determining how much one should weigh has to do with what makes up that weight - a healthy ratio of muscle, bone, and fat.

Weight management means keeping your body weight at a healthy level. Obesity is a term used to describe body weight that is greater than what is considered healthy. Underweight is a term used to describe body weight that is lower than a healthy weight.

Causes - Obesity

  • Sedentary lifestyle

  • Genetic factors

  • Weight cycling, caused by many attempts to lose weight by crash dieting

  • Eating disorders/ Unhealthy eating

  • Stress

Causes - Underweight

  • Malnutrition

  • Anorexia nervosa

  • Tuberculosis

  • Hyperthyroidism

  • Type 1 Diabetes

  • Excessive exercising

Risk factors associated with Obesity

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Heart disease

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

  • High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)

  • Certain cancers (colon, prostate, breast)

  • Osteoarthritis

Risk factors associated with Underweight

  • Anemia and nutrient deficiencies

  • Bone loss resulting in osteoporosis

  • Heart irregularities and blood vessel diseases

  • Amenorrhea (absence of menstruation in women)

  • Increased vulnerability to infection and disease

Did you know?

Globally, there are more than 300 million obese individuals

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