What is Your BMI?
All weight issues affect your health.
Often it is a combination of stressors affecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit that creates the imbalance that lead to a weight disorder. Lifestyle “choices” do not always present a range of options that allow great choices. Work and home environments are not easily changed. The impact of food availability, culture around food plus the nature of time-compressed activities all add considerably to our abilities to change and maintain healthy dietary habits.
Classification of Obesity
|WHO Classification||BMI*||Risk of Comorbidity|
|Overweight (grade 1 obesity)||25.0-29.9||Mild increase|
|Obese (grade 2 obesity)||30.0-39.0||Moderate/severe|
|Morbid/severe obesity(grade 3)||40.0 and above||Very severe|
Why should I lose weight?
As BMI goes up, so does the risk for certain conditions including:
Because high BMI is just one factor for increased disease risk, you must also consider these factors to assess your disease risk: