Weight management issues can be detrimental to both body and mental health. Overweight individuals are more self-conscious of dressing, figure and other people’s views; and have lesser self-confidence in their personal appearance. Hence, being overweight can affect work performance and interpersonal relationships. Excess body fats can also reduce life expectancy and increase risk of health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.
Excessive food intake, improper diet, lack of physical activity, technology and convenience of fast food have contributed to weight management issues being a growing problem.
Want to know if you are overweight? Try these 2 simple methods – Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR). Then, find out your daily calorie needs using the Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) calculator, so you can plan your diet better!