Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat. It's not the same as being obese, which means weighing too much. Muscle, bone, fat, and/or bodily fluids can all contribute to weight gain. Both words indicate that a person's weight exceeds the recommended weight for his or her height. Obesity typically develops when you consume more calories than you expend. For each person, the balance of calories in and calories out is different. Your genetic makeup, overeating, eating high-fat foods, and not being physically active are all factors that may affect your weight. Diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and several malignancies are all linked to obesity. If you're obese, decreasing just 5 to 10% of your body weight will help you delay or prevent some of these conditions.
Weight management is the process of making long-term lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy body weight based on an individual's age, gender, and height. Eating a nutritious diet and increased physical activity are two weight-loss strategies. The key to optimal health is a lifestyle that combines prudent nutrition with regular physical activity. Keep track of one's weight and waist circumference, and take action if either rises. If a person's BMI is greater than 25, at the very least, they should attempt to avoid gaining any more weight. If your waist measurement grows as you get older or older, you're definitely accumulating fat and losing muscle.