Wednesday, April 23, 2014


At a Glance

Obesity is a condition in which a person's body mass index is equal to or above 25.  Obesity is usually caused by inactivity and poor nutrition over an extended period of time, but can be due to other medical conditions. 

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What is Obesity?

Obesity is determined by looking at body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat. Having a BMI of 30 or greater is classified as obese. Being obese brings other…

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The causes of obesity range from biological and medical, to cultural and emotional. Genetic factors, as well as certain medications and conditions can lead to weight…

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So I finally dragged myself to a visit to the internist for a very, very overdue physical.  Despite the fact that I am really on top of my health, eating well and exercising, I know a yearly checkup is part of a healthy lifestyle, especially if…