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by Jerome Princy (2020-02-08)

How has this information Lumaslim Review impacted on the UKs' obesity statistics? Arrh, well, yes, it seems as though obesity rates are on the increase. Data from the National Obesity Observatory states: In 2007, 24% adults in England were classified as obese (BMI 30+), an overall increase from 15% in 1993. In 2007, 17% of boys aged 2- 15 were classified as obese and 16% of girls; an increase from 11% and 12% respectively in 1995. This makes for grim reading, especially in terms of the serious implications on our long term health. But surely, all this data doesn't add up. If we are eating more healthily and leading more active lifestyles, why are out waist lines expanding and our weight levels rising? Basing your weight solely on your ideal body mass index is just a part of arriving at what is considered "ideal weight". Other factors must be considered to arrive at what is ideal for you. This includes weight to hip ration (WHR), percentage of fat, muscle and bone mass, type of body frame, and others. Weight gain and body mass have long been known to be risk factors for breast cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and most other diseases as well. The most accurate assessment of your ideal healthy weight takes into account the composition of your body - how much of it is lean body mass (muscle and bone) and how much is body fat. For optimum health, body fat should not be more than 20% of total body weight for men and 30% for women. To achieve our optimum healthy weight, the Body Mass Index formula or the BMI chart can be a starting point to set a benchmark for our healthy weight goals. Unfortunately, most women have their own ingrained beliefs about what a woman's ideal weight should be, thanks to the marketing and advertising campaigns of fashion and beauty consumer products. Most of the time, a woman's ideal weight is far below their actual "ideal weight", and not even a realistic goal. Men, on the other hand, tend to think that their ideal weight as heavier than medically recommended. I reckon it is just a good excuse to eat more.

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