You don’t have to. As a participant in our True Health Program you can experience a life free from heart disease.
The truth is that you don’t have to—but to realize True Health you need a supportive community, including your employer. If your employer partners with Karēlia Health, the likelihood that you can make positive changes to your health is far more achievable.
What is obesity?
Obesity is loosely defined as an excessive amount of body fat, but it is a more serious condition than simply being overweight. People who are obese carry around an excessive amount of weight that is damaging to their body. Obesity increases a person’s risk of contracting many chronic diseases like heart disease or diabetes, and it can have a more immediate impact on a person’s lifestyle by making breathing difficult or creating reproductive problems for women.
Medical professionals use the Body Mass Index, or BMI, to diagnose obesity. A person with a BMI between 18.5–24.9 is considered healthy; a person exceeding that is overweight; and people with a BMI of 30 or greater are obese. Obesity and some of its consequences can be reversed with the assistance of a medical professional.
According to CDC data, as recently as 1999 the highest obesity rate reported was 20-24%. In 2009-2010 35.7% of adults were reported as obese. The results of these studies show an alarming trend toward an increasingly obese population and one at risk for the many subsequent diseases.