Overweight problem

Balanced diet - the basis for your health

Overweight problem

Overweight - Problem No.1 factor

Almost every second person in Germany is overweight

51% of the adult population (60% men and 43% of women) in Germany overweight. Source: Federal Statistical Office (2009)

Obesity is determined according to the so-called body mass index:

BMI (Body Mass Index) = body weight [kg]
(height [m])²

BMI <20 kg / m² underweight
BMI <25 kg / m² Normal weight
BMI <30 kg / m² slightly overweight
BMI> 30 kg / m² overweight (obese)
BMI> 40 kg / m² Severe obesity

example, applies a 1.80-foot-tall adult from 81 kg as slightly overweight and from 97 kg as severely overweight (obese).

Calculation about your personal Body Mass Index:

Calculation Body Mass Index (BMI)

body weight : in KG (ex: 75)
height: in cm (ex: 185)
Your BMI:

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It is also important for assessing the determination of body fat distribution.

Suitable for this purpose are the waist-hip circumference quotient, called the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), at best. The measurement of waist circumference is done (between the lowest rib and the iliac crest), the measurement of the waist circumference at the widest point around the hips around while standing at the smallest part of your waist. An increased health risk is likely in women with a WHR greater than 0.85 and for men with a WHR of more than 1. Obesity is prevalent in young adults and increases with age. Even children struggling today with their (excessive) pounds! We have a welfare problem, i.e. we have food in abundance (high calorie and fat diet), eat too much of it and move too little. Weight gain / obesity is the epidemic of the 21st. Century.

The Prosperity Consequence:
Various health risks such as diabetes, depression, difficulty in breathing, increased blood pressure; sleep disorders, biliary and venous disease, degenerative joint disease