Obesity and Weight Management

Obesity is a chronic (long-term) medical problem of too much body fat. Health care providers use a number called the Body Mass Index(BMI) to diagnose obesity. Your BMI is calculated from your current weight and height. The higher their BMI, the more body fat they have for most people. Some bodybuilders and athletes have high BMIs, but they have more muscle mass than average and are not considered to be obese.

Weight management is the process of adopting long - term lifestyle modification to maintain a healthy body weight based on a person's age, sex, and height. Weight management methods include eating a healthy diet and increasing levels of physical activity.