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Section Editor: Hansa Kanuga
Consultant Physiotherapist,Apollo clinic,Vadodara.
Body mass index (BMI) is a statistical measure of body weight based on a person's weight and height. Though it does not actually measure the percentage of body fat, it is used to estimate a healthy body weight based on a person's height.
Health risks of Obesity
Monday, August 08, 2011

Obesity is a known risk factor for chronic diseases mainly - heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, certain cancers.
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Health Tips
A simple workout
Climbing stairs adds strength to leg muscles along with a cardiovascular workout at the same time. This can be done at home, in your office, apartment building, or on stair-climbing machines in the gym. Climbing two steps at a time is good for building the quadriceps (thigh muscles) and the gluteus (butt). Going down steps builds strength in the quadriceps and to a lesser extent, the hamstrings (leg muscles).
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Be careful while exercising
Crunch in Bed
Do not use laxatives as a weight loss tool
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Radiation and health outcomes

The effect radiation has on human health has been the subject of recent interest.