Overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes and heart disease.

What kinds of health problems are linked to overweight and obesity?

Excess weight may increase the risk for many health problems, including

  • Type 2 diabetes ( common Diabetes)
  • High blood pressure(above 140/90 mm of mercury)
  • Heart disease and strokes and some other general problems such as knee problem, fat in the liver so on…..

How can I tell if I weigh too much?

Gaining a few kilos during the year may not seem like a big deal. But these kilos can add up over time. How can you tell if your weight could increase your chances of developing health problems? Knowing two numbers may help you understand your risk: your body mass index (BMI) score and your waist size in inches. People talk about Body mass index .But I think important thing is where fat is accumulated!

Waist Size

Another important number to know is your waist size in inches. Having too much fat around your waist may increase health risks even more than having fat in other parts of your body. Women with a waist size of more than 35 inches and men with a waist size of more than 40 inches may have higher chances of developing diseases related to obesity.


Are you an Apple or Pear?

Stand in front of mirror and refer the above picture.

APPLE SHAPE is bad. Apple means fat around abdomen which increases chances of heart diseases and Diabetes.