Am I Obese? Its a life and death issue

Dear Reader,
Hope you are counting and enjoying God’s Blessings. We have an obesity epidemic which leads to numerous chronic illnesses, which lead to diminishing quality of life and premature death. As created beings we have a Christian duty to take care of our bodies, which are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. “Why do we need to be healthy?” So we can serve others as Jesus did.
You may be asking “Am I obese?” Another question is “Have I been told that I snore?” Well, here is a link to a Body Mass Index calculator to answer the question. It is painless, easy, quick and free of charge!
Below is an example of such a calculation:
This SBMI chart shows your BMI value and its age-dependent significance for the health. Your value is marked in the center of the highlighted area.
BMI = 30
Your body mass index (BMI) is calculated as exactly 29.8 kilograms per square meter.
Health aspects
Your weight is at a moderately elevated level; in our view, it is no longer optimal for your health. By classification of the WHO, you are “overweight”.
Your body fat mass seems to be a slightly above average. But health ought not be affected provided your blood pressurecholesterol and blood sugar levels remain at moderate values. This could be more likely if you have a higher muscle mass and a lower amount of body fat.
SBMI = 44/70
This assessment is based on the newly developed Smart Body Mass Index. Its ideal range is between 30/70 and 39/70.
Your Smart Body Mass Index (SBMI) is calculated as 44/70 or “44 points out of 70”.
Weight stability
At this weight level, you are at risk of gaining more weight. If you manage to maintain your current weight, you have reached your first and most important goal. Weight loss should only take the second place.
Your SBMI will decrease by about one point within ten years if you manage to keep your 220 pounds (6’0″) stable. This is due to the fact that the optimal, i.e. the “healthiest” BMI range increases with age, thus reaching higher BMI values.
Weight management
The best you can do is eat healthy food and increase your fitness. This will boost your health, whatever the case. If you lose weight in the process, all the better.
Your target weight of 180 pounds
Your weight target is in the right direction but very ambitious. A fast weight loss of 40 pounds could be the initial phase of a yo-yo effect. It may be safer to try 13 pounds first, stabilize on the level of 14 stones and 11 pounds and then set a new target, if this seems sensible.
By the way, being fat without tobacco is better than being slim due to nicotine. The best advice for smokers is to postpone the weight loss and stop smoking first. To curb a weight gain, the following suggestions may be helpful.
Nutrition
Eat a variety of foods that you like, optimally including five servings of fruit and/or vegetables a day. Avoid eating too sweet, too fat and too much.
You have never been on a specific diet
Well done. The best diet is “no diet”, as long as the body is getting a well-balanced, mainly plant-based mix of carbohydratesfatsproteinsmineralsvitamins and enough, but not too much energy.
Physical activity
Do physical exercise at least for half an hour daily at moderate to vigorous intensityWalking or cycling may be better for your joints than jogging.
Important to know
This feedback can only be based on the inevitably limited extent of the data that you have entered here. This data has been evaluated by comparing it with the results of the most comprehensive study published so far on the BMI and its associated health risks.
The results and comments above can only give you an estimate that applies to all men at 44 years of age with a body mass index of 30, as a statistical group. They are non-personal. They should never replace medical advice.  Read more…
This calculation has taken 0.03 seconds, using a Swiss Made formula.
Here is another example:
BMI = 23
Your body mass index (BMI) is calculated as exactly 23.3 kilograms per square meter.
Health aspects
Your weight is at a level that, in our view, should be good for your health. By classification of the WHO, you are “normalweight”.
With a good balance of body fat and muscle massyour blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar values are likely to remain at moderate levels. You would then seem to be well-protected against a heart attack, stroke or diabetes. This might be less so if your body fat is higher with a lower muscle mass, if you consume tobacco, other drugs or too much alcohol, lack physical activity or sleep, eat unhealthy food, or suffer from stress and other unhealthy life factors.
SBMI = 38/70
This assessment is based on the newly developed Smart Body Mass Index. Its ideal range is between 30/70 and 39/70.
Your Smart Body Mass Index (SBMI) is calculated as 38/70 or “38 points out of 70”.
Weight stability
A stable weight at this level is fine, especially if you keep fit.
Your SBMI will decrease by about one point every five years if you manage to keep your 140 pounds (5’5″) stable. This is due to the fact that the optimal, i.e. the “healthiest” BMI range increases with age, thus reaching higher BMI values.
Weight management?
This is no issue for you, luckily. But you may want to consider some suggestions that are well-advised, not only for weight reasons.
Nutrition
Eat a variety of foods that you like, optimally including five servings of fruit and/or vegetables a day. Avoid eating too sweet, too fat and too much.
You have never been on a specific diet
Well done. The best diet is “no diet”, as long as the body is getting a well-balanced, mainly plant-based mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins and enough, but not too much energy.
Physical activity
Do physical exercise at least for half an hour daily at moderate to vigorous intensity.
Important to know
This feedback can only be based on the inevitably limited extent of the data that you have entered here. This data has been evaluated by comparing it with the results of the most comprehensive study published so far on the BMI and its associated health risks.
The results and comments above can only give you an estimate that applies to all young men at 18 years of agewith a body mass index of 23, as a statistical group. They are non-personal. They should never replace medical advice.  Read more…
This calculation has taken 0.02 seconds, using a Swiss Made formula.
Below is an article on snoring and other negative health results caused by obesity:
International Journal of General Medicine Dove press (www.dovepress.com)
Abstract: The obesity epidemic is a global problem, which is set to increase over time.
However, the effects of obesity on the respiratory system are often underappreciated. In this review, we will discuss the mechanical effects of obesity on lung physiology and the function of adipose tissue as an endocrine organ producing systemic inflammation and effecting central respiratory control. Obesity plays a key role in the development of obstructive sleep apnea (snoring) and obesity hypoventilation syndrome. Asthma is more common and often harder to treat in the obese population, and in this study, we review the effects of obesity on airway inflammation and respiratory mechanics. We also discuss the compounding effects of obesity on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the paradoxical interaction of body mass index and COPD severity. Many practical challenges exist in caring for obese patients, and we highlight the complications faced by patients undergoing surgical procedures, especially given the increased use of bariatric surgery. Ultimately, a greater understanding of the effects of obesity on the respiratory disease and the provision of adequate health care resources is vital in order to care for this increasingly important patient population.
Keywords: obesity, lung function, obstructive sleep apnea, obesity hypoventilation syndrome,
anesthesia
Introduction
Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 kg/m2Over 1.6 billion
adults worldwide are overweight, of which 400 million are obese. The World Health
Organization predicts that 10% of the global population will be obese by 2015 (1 out if ten people).The
prevalence of obesity in European countries has tripled over the past 2 decades, with
significant health and economic burdens.In the United Kingdom, obesity contributes
to 30,000 deaths a year and £3.5 billion (US $5.4 billion) in health care costs.In the
United States of America, the annual health care costs are 36% greater for an obese
patient compared with a patient with a normal BMI.4
This increased morbidity and mortality associated with obesity is linked to its
role in numerous chronic medical conditions, including cardiovascular and metabolic
diseases, hypercoagulable states, lower back pain, osteoarthritis, and cancer. Obesity
is also strongly linked with respiratory symptoms and diseases, including exertional
dyspnea, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), obesity hypoventilation syndrome
(OHS), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary embolism,
and aspiration pneumonia.5–7
Many obese patients have breathlessness on exertion, and the negative physiological
effect of obesity on lung function has been demonstrated in numerous studies.
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