Millions of people worldwide are overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese puts you at risk for many health problems. The more body fat that you have and the more you weigh, the more likely you are to develop:
Coronary heart disease
High blood pressure
Type 2 diabetes
Your weight is the result of many factors. These factors include environment, family history and genetics, metabolism (the way your body changes food and oxygen into energy), behavior or habits, and more.
You can’t change some factors, such as family history. However, you can change other factors, such as your lifestyle habits.
For example, follow a healthy eating plan and keep your calorie needs in mind. Be physically active and try to limit the amount of time that you’re inactive.
Weight-loss medicines and surgery also are options for some people if lifestyle changes aren’t enough.
Change your life now and start to eat more healthy and being more pro-active to help not only yourself in the future but also the concerns of your family and loved ones around you.