There are three very simple methods used to measure obesity in practice:
1. BMI -Body Mass Index
2. Waist circumference measurement:
3.Body Fat Amount

BMI-Body Mass Index: With the BMI-Body Mass Index, it is evaluated whether your weight is in the ideal weight according to your height. Body mass index is the ratio of weight to the square of height. Ideal weight is found by an evaluation called body mass index. Everyone has an ideal weight range. Weight in this range is considered normal. As the body mass index increases, the risk of diseases brought by weight also increases.
Body Mass index: Body weight/(Height)2
What’s Your Body Mass Index?
WHO-World Health Organization (World Health Organization) obesity disease test grouping is as follows:
Body Mass Index between 20-24.9 kg/m2 is normal,
Body Mass Index between 25-29.9 kg/m2 overweight
Body Mass Index of 30 kg/m2 and above obesity,
Body Mass Index 30.0-34.9 Grade I obesity
Body Mass Index 35.0-39.9 II. degree of obesity
Body Mass Index 40 kg/m2 and above, morbid obesity (III. degree obesity)

Body Mass Index is normal between 20-24.9 kg/m2. We call it the ideal weight range. Ideal weight is not a single value. The person should try to keep his weight within these limits throughout his life. While it is closer to 20 in young people, it can get closer to 24.9 in time.

Waist Circumference Measurement:
Waist circumference measurement is important in overweight. If it is more than 80 cm in women and 94 cm in men, the risk of disease increases in overweight people. If it is more than 88 cm in women and 102 cm in men, the risk of disease increases much more.
It is ideal for us to have a body mass index of 20-24 kg/m2 and a waist circumference of 80 cm for women and less than 94 cm for men.
It is our goal in our measurements and the values ​​that we will protect when we reach them.

Body Fat Amount: Body fat amount can be determined with an instrument working with electromagnetic waves emitted by our body.

For womans
For men
20-29% Normal
10-19% Normal
30-34% Overweight
20-24% Overweight
35-40% Fat (Obese)
25-30% Fat
40%- Excessive swelling (Morbid obese)
30%- Overweight (Morbid Obese)

Deviations from ideal weight:

Body Mass Index between 25 – 29.9 kg/m2 overweight

Obesity is defined by the WHO-World Health Organization, that is, the World Health Organization, as ‘too much fat accumulation in the body that is abnormal and in a rate that causes diseases’.
A Body Mass index of 30 kg/m2 and above is considered obesity. Obesity poses a risk for catching some diseases.

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