Weight Management

Many people today struggle with their weight, dealing with both the self-esteem issues connected with weight gain, and also the serious medical ramifications of an overweight body.

Body Mass Index
A person is generally considered to be overweight if the value of their body-mass index (BMI) is 25 to 30. A BMI of over 30 is a sign of obesity. A BMI of 20 to 25 is considered normal.

Cardiovascular Health
Excess weight is particularly dangerous from the point of view of cardiovascular fitness. Obesity is one of the main risk factors for onset of hypertension and coronary heart disease (CHD) (i.e. ischemia). As these diseases and conditions progress, risks of heart attack and stroke increase.

Bone and Joint Health Risks
Obese people, especially women, suffer a higher incidence of osteoporosis. Excess weight also causes the joints to be overly stressed, and this over time leads to degenerative dystrophic changes in joint tissues, and to osteoarthrosis.

The Many Dangers of Obesity
Obesity exerts an influence on all organs and systems of the body, so obese persons often suffer from a variety of serious health complaints, such as dysfunction and tenderness in the joints, low back pain, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood, inflammatory processes in skin folds, sleep disturbance, venous disorders of the leg and leg ulcers.

Exercise and Diet
It is best to battle obesity by combining a low-calorie diet with sports. Try yoga, swimming or cycling; and even a simple hike can have great benefits. Swimming is especially helpful, since water decreases the workload for the spine and joints. Drink plenty of water, as water decreases the body’s temperature, so it must consume more calories to move. Remember to start slowly with any new exercise program and to always consult your doctor first.

Our Healthful Contribution
We provide you with products, such as VITRUM® CALCIUM + VITAMIN D3, ARTHRON® and VITRUM® CARDIO that are useful tools in combating some of the difficult problems an overweight person encounters.