Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States, as well as in other parts of the world. More than 1/3 of the U.S. population (adults and children) are obese. In children the numbers have doubled (quadrupled in adolescents) in the last 30 years.
Along with this problem comes a myriad of other health-related conditions such as coronary heart disease, high-blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, abnormal blood fats (high cholesterol and triglycerides), metabolic syndrome, cancer, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, reproductive problems and gallstones. Many of these conditions can go together and lead to even more serious complications.
In fact, because of this, people who are 40% overweight are twice as likely to die prematurely as an average-weight person. Obesity is linked to higher rates of chronic conditions than smoking, drinking or poverty, and obese individuals spend more on health care.
At AgeFocus, we pride ourselves with helping the people of Long Island with their weight loss goals. The first step is to see if you are obese or in danger of becoming obese. Fill out our BMI Calculator where one of our weight loss experts will get in touch with you about your body mass index (The result usually indicates whether you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese). They will also explain to you our two weight loss programs and strategies to help you get within a healthy BMI range.
Don’t become another statistic! Avoid obesity!