What is Obesity?

According to the National Health Institute, 93 million Americans are considered obese, and obesity is considered a rising epidemic in the United States.

  • Obesity is a serious medical condition associated with a buildup of excess body fat that, left untreated, can negatively impact the health and wellness of an individual.
  • Obesity can be impacted by genetic and environmental factors and can often lead to or intensify other medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Obesity is classified as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater. Your BMI is the relationship between your height and weight. Don’t know what your BMI is? Use our online BMI calculator to find yours.

The most important thing to remember if you are struggling with obesity is that you are not alone. Obesity is considered the number one cause of preventable death, let St. Alexius NewStart help you begin your journey to a healthier life and a healthier you!

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