Cause of overweight
Obesity occurs when the body receives more nutrients than is necessary for maximum energy requirements. This can be caused by wrong eating habits, chronic stress, excessive alcohol consumption, insufficient exercise or diseases.
The two characteristics of overweight are too large a fat stock and too high a body weight in relation to the height.
The combination of these two characteristics is important. It is also possible to have too high a body weight, without there being too much fat stock. For example, think of athletes. They generally have a large amount of muscle tissue. And muscle tissue weighs more than fat tissue.
• One method of determining overweight is BMI (Body-Mass Index). The BMI provides an estimate of the health risk of body weight.
• Using a fat meter, the ratio of fat and muscle tissue in the body can be measured.
• The waist test says something about where the extra pounds are stored in your body.
BMI 18-25 Healthy >25 Overweight
People who are overweight have an increased risk of developing various diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes mellitus diabetes), fertility disorders, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint problems and even certain forms of cancer. being overweight reduces the risk of disease; cholesterol levels drop and blood pressure is also lower. This reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Reason enough to change your lifestyle from now on.
A weight reduction of 10% already leads to a significant reduction in the risk of disease. Moreover, this also provides a fresher appearance and gives you more self-confidence.