Fat loss, an American Epidemic, a Worldwide Concern

If you’re deemed obese, if you are aware of it or not, you’re in most. In the usa, it has been recently estimated that 65 percent of the population is overweight with 30% being at least clinically obese. To add to this alarming statistic is that the estimate that 15-20% of the nation’s kids are overweight. Today, obesity is beginning to spread more and more to countries which have consistently had a relatively low rate of obesity, like China and Japan. This is one situation where being in the majority is not considered a fantastic thing. What really matters is, how being overweight or fat affects your overall health.

As stated by the body mass index, you are considered overweight if your index is between 25 and 29. If your indicator is over 30, you are considered obese. The collage of sports medicine defines obesity as an quantity of body fat that increases the possibility of disease. As a general rule, more than 25 percent body fat for men and more than 32% body fat for women is regarded obesity.

Let us look at some of the most probable reasons that many men and women are obese.
1: overeating
2: lack of Exercise
3: genetic predisposition
4: psychological Issues
5: too slow a metabolism
These are some of the things we’re exploring as to the likely causes for obesity. Most of these can be overcome by reducing the fat in the diet and by exercising.

Regardless of the reasons for obesity and overweight, there is health risks associated with these conditions. According to the U.S.Surgeon’s report:
A bodyweight of over 20% over ideal constitutes a definite health hazard.
Obesity is associated with a reduced life expectancy.
Risk factors for heart disease such as high cholesterol growth.
Obesity increases strain within the body joints.
Obesity increases the risk of operation.
The presence of diabetes is almost 3 times greater in overweight men and women.

According to the experts, all of these risk factors could be improved by a reduction in weight. Some have estimated that a weight loss of 10 percent can improve the risk factors for heart disease by 20%. Also, the greatest health benefits are reported to occur with the first 20 lbs of weight reduction, meaning that even though it appears to be hard to lose weight, it is still worth doing it. If you do not lose all the weight that you wish to shed, you may still improve your risk factors by losing a few of their weight.

You can make losing weight a bit easier if you simply set a small goal initially, then when you accomplish that goal, set another little target and aim for it. A good goal is to try and lose 1 to 2 pounds each week. It is within reason to try and lose 10% of your current weight loss, or 20 pounds in approximately six months if you’re overweight.