World Obesity Day, how do I know if I’m overweight?
Obesity is a disease suffered by more than five hundred million people worldwide, to be aware of the inconvenience of this pandemic and provide a solution, next November 12th is celebrated the International Day Against Obesity. In this article we tell you how to know if you are overweight and what to do to find a solution, lose weight and lead a healthy life.
What is BMI?
The initials are more trendy than ever. You see them in your social networks, in your curricula and even in your health indicators! And this is exactly the area in which you should be most concerned because there are some that can discover considerably more about you than you think: BMI (Anatomical Mass Index).
The BMI indicates if the relationship between your weight and your height is adequate. Through this data, we will be able to know if we are in our weight either above or below it.
How is BMI calculated?
In order to obtain this information, we first need to know our weight and height. The moment we get them, we must divide our weight by our squared height. In this way we will get a two-digit number between sixteen and forty. Now is the time for us to interpret this issue and realize the implications it has for us.
Which anatomical mass index is suitable?
The figure we have achieved will place us in a state of the Body Mass Index line: underweight, normal weight, overweight or obesity.
- Low weight. Number between sixteen and eighteen and forty-nine.
- Between one hundred and eighty-five and twenty-four.
- Between twenty-five and thirty.
- Thirty to forty.
It is true that recent studies have risen against the search for health through the perfect BMI because we must take into consideration that this data does not distinguish between muscle mass and fat tissue although if our data are below one hundred and eighty-five and over twenty-four.99 we should activate our alarms because our body is not in an unbeatable situation.
What should I do if I am not in my normal weight?
If you have finished the calculation and you have realized that you are out of the normal weight scales, you have arrived in time to provide a solution.
The first thing you should do is go to your nutritionist. As we have just mentioned, the BMI is not always and at all times a reliable factor but enough to draw our attention in the event that it is not the right one. Your specialist will guide you on what habits you must change to readapt your body perhaps with a diet is enough but if it is too high may need to take a more radical resolution.
For patients with a BMI located at a very high level of overweight and especially for those who have moved to the category of obesity, it would be necessary to propose alternative options such as different methods of stomach reduction.
This procedure may a priori frighten us and is perfectly normal because, a few years ago, these processes were enormously difficult and required going through the operating room.
Doctor Miguel de la Peña, director of the Diego de León Clinics, remembers however that “the techniques have improved a lot during the last times and the stomach reductions at present, are very simple methods to practice and assure an improvement in the quality of life of the patient of one hundred percent”.
However, there are alternative options for stomach reduction without surgery that prove to be as efficient as methods such as the Gastric Sleeve or Bypass in patients whose weight loss must be less than desired with these non-ambulatory methods.
Go to your specialist if you notice severe weight changes. Ask him any questions about your BMI and let him guide you, as you may be facing a serious enough inconvenience to your health.