Sunday, 24 September 2017

Dinkes: Prevent Obesity with Healthy Living Patterns

Padang, W.Sumatra, Sep 15 (Antara Sumbar) - Health Department (Dinkes) of Padang, West Sumatra stated that the primary way to prevent obesity by making healthy lifestyle.

"With a healthy lifestyle will avoid the risk of obesity, because if a person suffers from obesity will lead to various health problems," the head of the City Health Department, Feri Mulyani said in Padang when contacted on Wednesday.

 He added that a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, a balanced diet, avoid stress and avoiding smoking, it has made a prevention of obesity.

He explained that obesity is a condition where the accumulation of fat in the body that exceeds the limit for good health, which was measured by calculating the Body Mass Index (BMI).

 "The way of calculating BMI is weight (kg) divided by height (m) squared," he said.

 The man was said to be obese when they reached a minimum excess body fat of 25 percent of the ideal size, while the woman if the amount of fat is more than 30 percent of the ideal dose.

He mentioned various diseases can arise if a person suffers from obesity include diabetes mellitus, heart disease, high cholesterol and other illnesses.

 "So the need for prevention as early as possible, because diabetes can cause various kinds, including genetic factors, lack of activity, and eating to excess," he said.

 He appealed to people to maintain good health with a healthy lifestyle, in order to avoid various kinds of diseases caused by not maintaining health.

According to the WHO Asia Pacific, ideal body weight or fat if it fulfills the criteria of which Weight was called normal if BMI was in 18.5 to 22.9, Weight  is excess if the BMI is more than 23, pre obese weight if BMI 23 to 24.9, Weight I obese if BMI is in 25 to 29.9 and obese Weighht II if the BMI is more than 30.

  Meanwhile, an employee of a company in Padang, Fandi (23) mentioned weigh 79 kilograms and a height of 1.7 meters after he had BMI 27.33 calculated so that it is in the category of obesity I.

"With IMT that are in that category I try to have a healthy life, because all this time I like overeating and lack of exercise," he added. (*Ra)


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