7 Signs That You Are Overweight

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7 Signs That You Are Overweight
7 Signs That You Are Overweight
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Video: Obesity, Causes, SIgns and Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment. 2023, February

Not sure if the extra pounds could make you overweight?

Now that temperatures have started to rise and we are beginning to show more skin, we are more concerned with how we look and whether or not we have a few extra pounds. Looking and feeling good is important to enjoy a healthy life, not only for reasons that have to do with our self-esteem, but also for the health problems that are associated with obesity or being overweight, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes or the hypertension. And although we all try to escape from that worrisome “overweight” classification, if we take into account data from the World Health Organization that tells us that in 2014 more than 1.9 billion adults 18 years of age or older were overweight And of these more than 600 million were obese, it is not difficult to fall into that category.

To know if we belong to that group, there are formulas and devices that take into account age, sex and height, among other factors, to determine if you are in the range of your healthy weight - a body mass index (BMI) of between 18.5 and 24.9 - either you have gone below or above. But can we realize for ourselves that we are overweight? There are some clues that trigger the "extra pounds" alarm and can motivate you to take action.

Be aware of these signs of your body and consult your doctor to guide you to change your habits and lifestyle, and determine if you suffer or are at risk of suffering from any condition.

  1. You snore loudly and you wake up tired. Excess weight can be the cause of sleep apnea, a disorder that affects breathing when we sleep.
  2. You feel hypersensitivity and pain throughout the body. When the BMI is very high, the inflammation causes the subcutaneous fatty tissues to feel sore to the touch.
  3. You are always tired. It is not about normal tiredness after working or doing any intense activity, you are tired all the time and the simplest tasks exhaust you! The fault may be overweight.
  4. Your knees, hips, and back ache. Joints are often the first victims of obesity. The extra weight damages the tissues and wears them away.
  5. Clothes don't fit you. This is one of the easiest signals to detect for obvious reasons. If you can not close some jeans that used to be baggy, surely you have gained weight. You should be concerned if your waist circumference exceeds 35 inches.
  6. Every year you increase, you never decrease. During growth, it is normal for us to weigh more each year, but once we reach the final height, the weight must also stabilize.
  7. It becomes evident. You don't have to go to the extreme of being unable to see your toes to think you're obese. An earlier signal can be in the mirror (especially if you start to avoid it), and in the comments, more or less subtle, from those around you.

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