Everyone is Losing Weight, Should You Join the Club?
Body slimming is very popular in among modern people. The Hong Kong Department of Health statistics shows that in 2016-2017 academic year, almost 20% of students are overweight. Because of the mass media marketing about the gimmicks of body slimming, people of all ages want to slim-up. How do know if someone is overweight?
It is calculated by:
2. Waist circumference
Waist circumference can predict the risk of having central obesity. The ideal waistline measurement for Chinese men is less then 90cm (35.5 inches); and for Chinese women is less than 80 cm (31.5 inches).
3. Body fat percentage
Fat is mainly stored under the skin (subcutaneous) and around the organs (visceral). Body fat analyzers can be used in measuring body fat percentage
Hence, a holistic assessment does not merely focus on the body weight. Consideration of BMI, waist circumference, and body fat percentage are needed to assess the body shape for the design of an effective weight management plan. And only a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise can combat obesity successfully.