Why is so much weight put on the importance of... weight?
Body fat has been shown to raise insulin levels and produces hormones that increase inflammation, especially when the fat is located around the waist. Research suggests that high levels of both insulin and inflammation promote cancer development and growth.
Although being overweight can pose a health risk, being underweight isn’t healthy either. If your weight is too low, you could feel weak and tired. Your immune system may not be at its best, making you get sick more easily. You may also have a higher risk of osteoporosis (brittle bones) if you aren’t eating or moving enough to support the health of your bones.
Here are some tips on how you can lose, gain or maintain a healthy body weight.