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Focus : Body Weight

posted Feb 9, 2011, 3:53 AM by Manguirish Naik Raiker   [ updated Feb 9, 2011, 3:54 AM ]

This time we decided to look at what people are most worried of! It’s weight. Everything from eating habits to personality is all now linked physiologically to weight.

Overweight is generally defined as having more body fat than is optimally healthy. Being overweight is a common condition, especially where food supplies are plentiful and lifestyles are sedentary. As much as 64% of the United States adult population is considered either overweight or obese, and this percentage has increased over the last four decades.

Excess weight has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults being either overweight or obese. Increases have been observed across all age groups.

A healthy body requires a minimum amount of fat for the proper functioning of the hormonal, reproductive, and immune systems, as thermal insulation, as shock absorption for sensitive areas, and as energy for future use. But the accumulation of too much storage fat can impair movement and flexibility, and can alter the appearance of the body.

The most common cause of a person being Underweight is primarily malnutrition caused by the unavailability of adequate food. The effects of primary malnutrition may be amplified by disease; even easily treatable diseases such as diarrhea may lead to death.

Some people are underweight due to genetics; others due to poverty.

Being underweight can sometimes be the result of mental or physical disease, such as hyperthyroidism, cancer, or tuberculosis. People with gastrointestinal or liver problems may be unable to absorb nutrients adequately. People with eating disorders are likely to become underweight.

We at Drogaria Raicar Provide you with Weights and Measure tagged weighing machines (Bathroom Scales) from 125 Kg- 150 Kg in different shapes to measure you weight regularly so as to optimize your life style.