Weight is an important factor that determines the overall health of your body. It is vital to avoid being underweight/ overweight to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
How is weight measured?
Weight is measured in two ways; BMI (Body Mass Index) and WC (Waist Circumference)
BMI – This measure is used to identify if an individual is underweight or overweight.
WC – This measure is identified if an individual is obese. In females, a waist circumference of 88cm, and in males a waist circumference of 102cm is considered as too much fat in the abdominal area.
What are the causes for being overweight?
It is important to consult a healthcare professional to determine if you have a healthy weight or are underweight or overweight. A healthcare professional will be able to guide you to determine the daily calorie intake required to maintain a healthy weight. One of the best ways to maintain your weight is by reducing your junk food intake and cutting back on sugar. It is important to practice healthy eating by incorporating fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products into your diet. It is also important to cut back on alcohol and tobacco and to ensure you have an adequate water intake.