Saturday, August 1, 2009


Obesity is excess body weight as a result of hoarding excessive body fat.

Everyone needs some body fat to store energy, as heat insulator, muffled shocks and other functions.
The average woman has more body fat than many men. Comparisons between the normal body fat with body weight is around 25-30% in women and 18-23% in men.
Women with a body fat of 30% and men with more body fat of 25% is considered to Obesity.
Someone who has a body weight 20% higher than the value of the middle range of normal body weight are considered to Obesity.
Obesity is classified into 3 groups:
  • Obesity lightweight: excess body weight 20-40%
  • Middle Obesity: excess body weight 41-100%
  • Obesity weight: excess body weight> 100%.
Obesity is found as much as 5 weight% of the people fat.

Attention not only to the amount of fat stored, but also to the landfill body fat. Pattern distribution of body fat in men and women tend to be different.
Women tend to store fat in the waist and buttocks, giving a description such as pear fruit. While the men usually store fat around the stomach, so give you a fruit such as apples.
But it is not something that is absolutely, sometimes on some men look like pear fruit and some women look like the fruit of apples, especially after menopause.
Someone who has buried a lot of fat in the stomach may be more easily experience a variety of health problems associated with Obesity. They have a higher risk. Such as a pear is better than a picture with the apple.
To distinguish the second picture, and has found a way to determine whether someone such as shaped like pear or apple, with the ratio of waist to hip.
Waist measured at the point the most narrow, while the waist is measured at the point the width, then divided by the size of pelvic
A woman with a waist size of 87.5 cm and 115 cm hip size, has a waist-hip ratio of 0.76.
Women with a ratio of waist: hip more than 0.8 or men with a ratio of waist: hip more than 1, said shaped apples.

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