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What Is Obesity?
An obese person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health. If a person's bodyweight is at least 20% higher than it should be, he or sheis considered obese. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight. If your BMI is 30 or over you are considered obese.
Obesity according to Webster’s is acondition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body. Generally a person is considered obese if they are more than 20 percent over standard weight, or alternatively have a BMI(body mass index) of 30 or more. Obesity has been linked to various health problems such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, sleep apnea and many others.

How To Lose Weight:

With the world,as a whole, said to be struggling with an "obesity epidemic," it is perhaps no wonder that the weight loss industry is now quoted as being worth tens of billions of dollars a year. We seem to bebombarded on almost a daily basis by new diets, exercise programmes and magazine pictures of celebrities showing off their 'amazing new body.' For those people looking to improve their overall health andlose weight, we will go through some of the reasons for losing weight and some of the methods to help you intentionally do it.

People can lose weight for many reasons, perhaps intentionally throughexercise training for a sports event, for health reasons, just to look better, or unintentionally as may occur because of an underlying disease. Weight loss refers to the loss of body fat (adiposetissue), fluid and/or lean mass. Lean mass are parts of your body without fat, such as bone mineral deposits, tendons, connective tissue and muscle.

People intentionally lose weight to:
* Becomefitter
* Become healthier
* To look better
* To be eligible for a competition - such as a boxer who needs to lose a few pounds to be able to stay a middle weight, for example, or a...
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