LET`S SEE IF WE ARE OBESE OR NOT?

The most preferred method for determining the weight category and the degree of obesity is the calculation of the BODY MASS INDEX (BMI).

BMI is the number estimation of a person`s body weight in kilograms divided by the square of the same person`s height in meters. It is not changeable due to age and gender. This is a standard calculation for all adults. Simply enter your height and weight to find out your BMI right away. CLICK - CALCULATE

In addition, you can download the android application BODY MASS INDEX CALCULATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS by visiting our web site and make the calculations over and over again.

If the BMI is above 25, the person is considered overweight and if it is above 30 person is considered obese.In case when the index rises above 35, obesity is discussed in terms of a disease . After this stage, surgery can be advised as a treatment solution.

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Kilograms Cathegory BMI(kg\m2) Underweight Healthy Overweight I Grade Obese II Grade Obese III Grade Obese

In fact, obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat in the body to the extent that it ruins the health. However, the proportion of body fat in a healthy person varies according to age and gender. Fat ratio is higher in women and elderly people.

For example, if a 30-year-old man has a body fat ratio above 25%, he is considered obese, whereas a 50-year-old woman must exceed 40% of body fat to be considered obese.

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Body fat rates for adults low-fat healthy over-fat obese Woman Age Man Age

The distribution of body fat is as important as the increase in fat ratio. Obesity, where excess fat accumulates, especially in the abdomen (apple type), is more dangerous for the health. For this reason, waist circumference measurement is an important criterion in terms of the risk of developing obesity related diseases in adults.

Waist circumference should be less than 80 cm in women and less than 94 cm in men. Persons with a waist circumference of more than 88 cm for women and 102 cm for men fall into a high-risk group, particularly for the development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

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