What are the ill effects of being fat?
WHY MEASURE BODY FAT?
MEASURING BODY FAT IS IMPORTANT FOR DETERMINING FITNESS
Weight alone is not a clear indicator of good health because it does not distinguish between pounds that come from body fat and those that come from lean body mass or muscle. Carrying too much fat is a condition called obesity, and puts a person at risk for many serious medical conditions, such as Diabetes, Joint problems, Heart disease, Strokes, Cancer, Digestive Problems, Problems with fertility and pregnancy, and so on.
Another problem is self problems faced during daily life:
- Obesity results in difficulty while performing daily tasks.
- Difficulty while traveling especially in public transport.
- Difficulties with personal hygiene.
- Problems with clothes.
How to know if we are obese? NOT ALL POUNDS ARE THE SAME
Overweight means an excess of total body weight based on population averages for heights and body frame sizes. Athletes and very muscular people may be overweight, but that does not mean they are overfat. Obesity means an excess of body fat regardless of weight.
APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING
Men A, B, and C are exactly the same height. A and B have the same weight, and C weighs considerably more. For his height C appears to be fat. But after analyzing body fat levels, B and C have acceptable percentages while A has above the recommended range and is at a higher health risk.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR MEASUREMENTS
Fat Replica Model is a shocking but strongly motivating attention-getter. The model is an ideal prop to kick start discussions on the importance of a healthy weight and diet, and strategies for weight loss.
The fat model has a profoundly memorable effect when passed amongst an audience. The fat replica dramatically visualizes the important and motivating fact that "every extra pound of fat requires an additional mile of blood vessels."
What are the preventions for obesity?
- Regular exercise helps to reduce the risk of obesity.
- Maintain a healthy diet.
- Try to avoid overeating and also eat when you are hungry.
- Limited food consumption while breakfast or lunch.
- Check your weight regularly.