Signs that indicate your weight is unhealthy

Living a healthy lifestyle includes eating healthy food, exercising and maintaining a healthy body weight. Having the right information about your weight will enable you monitor your health and it will also prevent you from all kind of illnesses.

Here are some signs that indicate your weight is unhealthy

1. Body mass index

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) determines if your weight range is healthy for your height. This result will give you an idea if you are ‘underweight’, within the ‘healthy’ weight, if you are ‘overweight’, or ‘obese’ for your height.

It is calculated by dividing your weight (in kilograms) by your height (in meters squared). If your body mass index readings fall under 18.5 it indicates you are underweight. If you fall between 18.5 and 24.9, you’re considered to be within the normal range while a BMI of 30 or higher qualifies as overweight.

2. Waist measurement

This is a simple way to know if you have excess fat around your waist or stomach. Your weight is unhealthy if the measurement around your waist is more than 35 inches (88 cm) for women and more than 40 inches (102 cm) for men. This is because extra fat around the waist can increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

3. You snore a lot

Most times, being overweight can enable snoring because one of the causes of the disorder in the throat is the narrowing of the airway due to neck fat. Therefore, if you are overweight, it is best to lose weight because it can help ease the problem by decreasing fat in the neck and this will help to open the airway.

4. Your knees, back and hips hurt

According to National Institute of Health, excess weight can put extra pressure on the joints, which wears down the tissue around them and makes moving quite uncomfortable

5. You are always tired

If you get tired easily after a small task, then it is a sign your weight is unhealthy. This is because the excess fat can lead to internal inflammation which can cause tiredness.

Finally, if you are observant enough, you can easily determine if your weight is unhealthy. This is because you know your body well enough to identify those signs the signs of excess weight.

Keeping a healthy weight is not as hard as you may think, contact me today and I will show you the nitty-gritty of how to live a healthy life.

References

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/risk.htm

https://www.webmd.com/diet/waist-measurement

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