Obesity is defined as a disease process characterized by excessive body fat accumulation with multiple organ-specific consequences. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.
Why do people become obese?
Body Mass Index:
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of weight status at an individual level and takes account of the expected differences in weights in adults of different heights. BMI is calculated by dividing a personâ€™s weight in kilograms by the square of their height in meters.
ie: BMI = body weight (kg) / height (m)2
|30.0||35.0||class I obesity|
|35.0||40.0||class II obesity|
|40.0||class III obesity|
Factors affecting BMR:
The term weight management generally encompasses the following goals:
Healthcare professionals should make patients aware of the following health benefits associated with sustained modest weight loss:
The aim of weight loss and weight maintenance interventions should be to:
Prescription of Exercise for Health and Fitness:
Obesity Management at Dr. Ketan Bhatikar’s SPARC