Most of us are under the impression that we are not overweight/ Obese or at lower risk when compared to people from the western world as we just have fat around our waists, while other parts of our body are lean.
Typical Asian Indian population has high waist circumference and are lean otherwise. This is more dangerous than having higher weight/ BMI.
Note that abdominal fat is the seat for deadly lifestyle diseases!
– Dr. Pooja, Senior Nutritionist @eKincare.com Continue reading “Characterizing the obese Asian Indian”
Obesity is one of the most common lifestyle diseases globally. More often than not, it is caused by a lifestyle that has too little activity and/ or too much (often unhealthy and junk) food. BMI (Body Mass Index) is one of the common indicators to check if you are obese. Apart from BMI, your waist size is another significant indicator to determine if you are overweight or obese.
Obesity may give rise to several other health complications like diabetes, hypertension or even a stroke or heart attack. Here are some tips you can follow to avoid becoming obese or even overweight. It’s better than to get started NOW rather than waiting for your weight (and hence BMI) to shoot up before starting! Continue reading “5 tips to prevent obesity”