The Facts about Obesity
At one point or another most of us will have to reexamine our food intake, the amount of physical activity we do and reevaluate which role our genetic pool plays in helping us to maintain a healthy weight.
As we age, we become more susceptible to gaining weight as our metabolism slows down and fat tissues build up with less restrains. Once these changes start taking place it is an ideal time to lower fat caloric intake and to increase levels of physical activity. According to some data published by the CDC 'the average person typically puts on 1 to 2 pounds a year from early adulthood through middle age.' This could represent a staggering 50 lbs. weight increase in a period of 3 to 4 decades.
Some of the common ailments associated with obesity are high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, debilitating joints, due to the added weight strain and a higher propensity to certain types of cancer.
Our BMI or body mass index helps to measure each individual's risk by taking into consideration two crucial factors: height and weight. The higher the BMI the closer the patient is to a risk of obesity.
Dr. Carlos and Jennifer Romero can help you devise a realistic plan to maintain a healthy weight and enjoy a longer life.