Did you know that being significantly overweight can make you more prone to developing type 2 diabetes or hypertension? Did you know that excess weight is also one of the primary contributing factors in the development of sleep apnea and joint problems?
The first step to assess whether you may be at a higher risk of developing conditions associated with excess weight is to compute your Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is a measurement that helps to determine whether your weight is adequate for your height. In other words, it helps determine whether your weight may be affecting your health. Learn more about BMI and how to calculate yours.
The following conditions are commonly recognized as co-morbidities of obesity. If you feel you may be at risk of developing any of these conditions and you are significantly overweight, now is the time to start becoming more proactive about your health:
One of the easiest ways to strengthen your body is to make lifestyle changes that will help you lose weight in a stable and healthy fashion. One of the best ways to do this is by undergoing weight-loss surgery — a tool that will allow you to cut your portions without constantly feeling hungry. Shedding extra pounds will not only improve your overall health and well being, but significantly prolong your life.