BE AT A HEALTHY WEIGHT

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BE AT A HEALTHY WEIGHT

Your current lifestyle, whether it is good or bad, can, to a point, be demonstrated by your current weight. A healthy weight indicates that you have a good lifestyle where being overweight would indicate you have a bad lifestyle as would being under weight.

Whether it is a good indication or not, if you weigh too much or too little it certainly can be bad for your health. It can even cause serious conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. Therefore, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your weight to make sure you stay within a healthy range.Statistics show in England alone, nearly a quarter of men and women are now obese.

Being obese specifically refers to having an excess amount of body fat. The trends for children give even more cause for concern, with 18 per cent of 2 to 15 year olds currently obese and a further 14 per cent overweight.  The Foresight report on obesity indicated that nearly 60 per cent of the UK population could be obese by 2050.As dangerous as it is to carry around extra weight, being underweight is also associated with a higher mortality rate. Being underweight can lead to the malfunctioning of many important body functions. It can also result in a loss of energy and an increased susceptibility to injury, infection, and illness.