Obesity is a term used to describe body weight that is much greater than what is considered healthy.
Obesity increases the possibility of various diseases; especially, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. or joint disease.
The term obesity is usually not employed unless the individual is from 20% to 30% over average weight for his/her age; sex, and height.
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is thought to be overweight and obesity can cause medical complications that may lead to hospitalization for type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and asthma.
Participation in physical activity can help children and adults manage their obesity, control blood pressure, and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.