Facts About Overweight and Obesity
in Vacaville

Chiropractic Vacaville CA Facts About Overweight and Obesity

The word "obesity" and "overweight" is used to describe the bodyweight that is beyond the normal or healthy weight for a certain height. Having extra body fat can make a person become overweight but it can also be caused by having extra bone, muscle, or water. As for people who are referred to as obese, this means that they just have too much body fat.

Your body mass index (BMI) will be used as a basis to find if you're at a healthy weight, overweight, or already obese. The BMI measures your weight in relation to your height. Having a higher BMI means that you're at risk of several health problems caused by being overweight or obese. Vacaville doctors can help you find your BMI if you don't already know it.

Some people will find it challenging to maintain a healthy weight especially if you're already overweight or obese in the first place. Once this is achieved, it will lower your chances of developing certain health problems.

How common is obesity and overweight in Vacaville?

The data according to the national U.S. survey:

  • More than 1 in 3 adults are overweight
  • More than 1 in 3 adults are obese
  • More than 2 in 3 adults are either overweight or obese

Why do people gain weight?

There are several factors that cause a person to gain weight and how much weight their body can store. When your calorie consumption is greater than your physical activity and you have a sedentary lifestyle, then your body will store those extra calories. If this habit continues for a long time, you're more likely to gain weight. Also, if you don't do anything about your weight gain issues, then it could lead to overweight or obesity.

Who should lose weight?

Medical experts highly suggest that obese individuals should lose weight as soon as possible.

Overweight individuals will surely increase their chances of acquiring a heart disease. Apart from being overweight, these are the other factors that could also put them at risk for a heart disease:

  • Diabetes
  • Prediabetes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • High blood pressure
  • A large waistline

What are the factors that affect weight?

There are many factors that can cause overweight or obesity. Some of these could make you have difficulties in losing weight or avoid regaining the weight that you have lost. These factors include:

  • Family history - Obesity and being overweight tend to run in families, which means that genes play a vital role. If one or both of your parents have weight problems, there's a chance that you will acquire it as well. Your genes can affect the amount of fat your body stores and which part of your body carries the extra fat.
  • Age - Some people gain weight as they age. Adults with a normal BMI usually starts gaining weight during their young adulthood years and continues to do so until they reach the age of 60 to 65. Also, overweight children are also likely to become overweight as they reach adulthood.
  • Eating and physical activity habits - Your eating and physical activity habits play a huge role on your weight. There's a huge possibility for you to become overweight or obese if you:
    • Drink a lot of sugar-laced beverages.
    • Consume foods and beverages that are high in fat, sugar, and calories.
    • You spend most of your time being sedentary and have a limited physical activity.
  • Gender - A person's gender can affect where their body stores the extra fat. Men store most of their extra fat in their abdomen or belly while women store it in their hips and buttocks. Having extra fat, especially in the abdomen, can make a person be at risk of several health problems even if their weight is normal.
  • Inadequate sleep - People who aren't getting enough sleep tend to eat more. It's recommended that adult ages 18 to 64 years old should sleep for 7 to 9 hours a day, while those who are 65 and beyond should get 7 to 9 hours a day.


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