Having a few extra pounds around the middle can go a long way to making anyone feel unattractive. Plus of course there’s the added expense of updating your wardrobe every six months. Having a few extra pounds around the middle isn’t particularly harmful but piling on the pounds and becoming obese is.

Obesity can occur when your Body Mass Index (BMI) becomes higher than 30. BMI is calculated by cross referencing your height against your weight and applies to both men and women. It isn’t a perfect equation (take body builders as an exception) but it usually works for the everyday person.

Example: 5 foot 6 inches adult has an ideal weight of 115 – 154 pounds with 185 being overweight and above 185 being classified as obese.

Checking Your BMI on the Web.
You can get an estimate of your body mass index by searching for ‘BMI Calculator’ using a search engine. Just enter your details in the input boxes and it should calculate your BMI. Should you find you are in the overweight or obese category our recommendation is to visit a weight loss clinic and consult a professional weight loss consultant.

More and More People are Getting Obese.
The modern world has brought a whole host of beneficial technology, computers, the internet, all kinds of stuff, but this has in a lot of instances resulted in people living a much more sedentary lifestyle.

When combined with the heavily advertised junk food an amoral food industry, McDonald's & Coke sponsoring the Olympics…I could go on, it should come as no surprise that people are getting heavier and cases of obesity have increased in alarming numbers.

Studies conducted have shown huge increases in cases of obesity right across the world with for example over 34% of Americans over the age of 20 being classified as obese.

Obesity Contributes Towards Other Health Problems
As a disease, obesity can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure drastically. It can also contribute towards other health problems such as:

• type 2 diabetes
heart disease
• stroke
• gallbladder disease
• cataracts
• age-related macular degeneration
• breast cancer
• prostate cancer
• colon cancer.

Some of those listed are very severe illnesses which can and often do result in death or years of suffering for the person involved. It is important to note that these are just some of the conditions immediately associated with obesity. There are many more being linked to obesity without having been completely confirmed such as:

• asthma
pregnancy complications
• infertility
• Parkinson's disease

None of this of course even mentions the additional pain of carrying all that extra weight, the lethargy and the emotional humiliations that occur on a daily basis with new problems caused by obesity being identified constantly.

Where a Weight Loss Clinic Can Help
Knowing the risks at play with being overweight or obese should leave anybody with a health reaction of wanting to do something about it. If you have tried to lose weight in the past without success you may need to speak to a medical weight loss consultant before trying again.

This is where a weight loss clinic such as Kings Private Clinics can help. A proper weight loss clinic is staffed with medical weight loss specialists that can give you all the professional help you need to lose weight safely and effectively.

If you’ve had problems losing weight in the past they can help you get back on track to the ideal you. They will help with proper nutritional advice and management, customized exercise regimes and constant monitoring and follow up advice as you progress. This will ensure you remain healthy whilst you shed those unnecessary pounds.

Get in touch with Kings Weight Loss Clinics today and make that first step to towards your ideal weight.

Author's Bio: 

For over 30 years Kings Private Weight Loss Clinics have been providing specialist weight loss programs & treatments to thousands of clients in & around the London area. Visit our Weight loss clinics in London or check out our special offers today!