Do you Know the Health Risks of Being Overweight?

Weight is a tough issue in the Kenya today. Overweight and obesity is a condition where there is excessive accumulation of body fat that is higher than healthy limits that presents a risk to health or becoming a medical condition.

There is increased access to information and awareness on obesity and its health risks, more people know how important it is to keep their weight in check however more people struggle to keep their weight in check.  Nowadays, there is more access to all sorts of tempting foods as fast food chains are on the rise in our city and major towns and there are fewer opportunities to build physical activities into our daily life. There are some of the causes for the rise of weight related problems in our urban communities.

Being Overweight and obese is not a cosmetic problem. Take it seriously, because these conditions greatly raise your risk to serious medical problems. Overweight and obesity causes a great number of negative health consequences, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Unhealthy cholesterol
  • Asthma
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gallstones
  • Kidney stones
  • Infertility
  • Some types of cancers.

If your weight is in the healthy range, Great! Keep it there and keep is steady by making healthier choices, watch your food portions and exercising regularly. These will limit your risk of developing conditions noted above.

If you are overweight or obese, it’s not too late to start by making simple healthier choices and come up with an exercise plan to help prevent more weight gain, see you achieve improved energy levels, achieve weight loss and better your health.

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