Heart disease is the single greatest killer in the western world today, and with obesity rates at record levels there can be little doubt that the two are linked. The group of people that are at the greatest risk are those that are classed as morbidly obese, but what exactly is morbid obesity?
What Is Considered Morbid Obesity?
More than half of the adults in the UK are classed as being overweight and worryingly the number of overweight children is also growing, as we continue to lead more sedentary lifestyles. Obesity is usually measured by your body mass index (BMI) score, which can be worked out by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared. If your BMI score is 30 or above, then you are classed as obese and need to make changes to your eating and exercise habits. But if you have a BMI score of over 40 or are more than 100 pounds overweight, you are classed as morbidly obese and your health is in grave danger. But what is the best way to deal with morbid obesity.
How To Deal With Morbid Obesity
You do not have to live with morbid obesity, there is lots of help and advice available to help you lose weight. Take the following action to help you cope with morbid obesity?
1. Identify And Accept The Problem
The first thing that you need to do is recognise that you have a problem with your weight,, you then need to accept that you must make changes to your diet and lifestyle. Identifying the problem and wanting to change are your first steps on the road back to health. Read the rest of this entry »