Besides the widely used Body Mass Index (BMI) calculation today to find the balance between our height and weight, it is used to assess obesity and thinness in adults aged 20 and over. Today, we will present other alternative ways that can tell you that we should turn our attention to losing weight or not.
The easiest way to roughly estimate if a person is overweight or not is to take a measure of the waist. Usually, women with a waist circumference over 35 inches and men over 40 inches or more are considered overweight. Therefore, a waist size greater than those numbers can indicate that a person has a problem with excess fat that needs to be removed. Moreover, excess fat around the abdomen also affects our physical health as we have a lot of fat accumulating, causing fat to adhere to the internal organs of our body such as intestines and heart, which poses the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure and abnormal body metabolic syndrome, etc.
The advantage of this method is its ease and convenience. This allows us to constantly measure and evaluate results to determine what our belly size is and whether we are at risk of it or not. The waist measurement can be performed using only one waistband just by placing the waistband over the hip bone and wrap it around the navel area and check the number and that is it.
If you have trouble snoring while sleeping, you should be concerned if you are overweight. This is because snoring can be a result of sleep apnea which is a symptom that stops us from breathing briefly while sleeping over time. This causes inadequate oxygen to feed various parts of the body, resulting in fatigue during the day. Because when our neck has a lot of fat, fat will cause the air ducts used in our breathing to malfunction.
Obesity is another risk factor for osteoarthritis which is a disorder of the body that causes the deterioration of pain and the mobility of the joints to make everyday life difficult. Being overweight causes more pressure on our body and joints, and the more weight we gain, the more pressure there will be. So, if you have knee or joint pain, this could be a sign of an overweight problem.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Increased body weight affects the functioning of various organs, especially lung function. If the activity is light, such as tying your shoes or cleaning the room causing fatigue or shortness of breath, you can probably imagine that you are dealing with an overweight problem.
If you are concerned that your body has a lot of fat, you are able to consult a doctor who is specialized in skin and body contouring and fat reduction – Dr. Sunida Yuthayothin, MD, who has over 21 years of experience in aesthetic medicine at Nida Esth 'Medical Center, a leading aesthetic medical center that is recognized nationally and internationally where is equipped with Robo-Body Scanning Analysis technology to measure fat mass according to different parts of the body, along with measuring cell age against actual age to be able to design the most appropriate treatment and self-care plan for each individual.
Contact for more information about body shape and fat reduction with a specialist staff at 02-252-2121 or Line @nida_esth