The first step toward solving a predicament is identifying the problem. When Sappari Solutions surveyed a group of people regarding “what concerns you”, weight came out as the #1 concern of 85% of the respondents.
The elephant in the room
So let’s talk about the elephant in the room! How many of us are overweight? How does this weight negatively affect us, and what can we do about it?
Defining overweight and obese
“Overweight” or “obese” are labels for weight ranges, usually expressed as Body Mass Index or BMI (a calculation based on height and weight). A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal, while a BMI of 25.0 to 29.9 is considered overweight, and a BMI over 30 is considered obese.
In real people terms: for a person my height (I’m 5’7”), a weight of 121-158 pounds is considered normal, while the weight range from 159-190 pounds is considered overweight, and over 191 pounds is considered obese.
OK, so you are a cute pink elephant! Why should you care?
We already know that you do care and that you think about it all the time (remember that survey we just talked about?) There are many good reasons why being overweight is a concern of yours. I’m not referring to superficial reasons like looking good in a slinky knit dress or a polka dot bikini. More serious than that…
Chronic disease rates have been rising astronomically over the past few decades. Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Here is a short list of chronic diseases that are associated with overweight and obesity: coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, abnormal blood fats, metabolic syndrome, cancer, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, reproductive problems, and gallstones.
Alright, so caring about it – you’ve got that covered. What can you do about it?
The good news is…..
The good news is that overweight and obesity are related to your “too much” lifestyle, and you have the ability to take control of this predicament! We want to help you take steps to do just that! We want to see you thrive, not just survive! We are here for you, and we are willing to facilitate your journey! Click Here to learn more!
If you would like to take the survey, go here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BTFJFTF
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