• 844-80-START

What is Obesity?

Obesity is a serious medical condition that can impact health and wellness in an individual. Obesity is a condition associated with a buildup of excess of body fat that can have a negative impact on health. Obesity can be impacted by genetic and environmental factors. Obesity can lead to or intensify other medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obstructive sleep apnea.
Obesity is identified as having a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or greater. Your BMI is the relationship between your height and weight. To calculate your BMI, click here.
According to the National Health Institute, ninety-three million Americans are considered obese; obesity is a rising epidemic in the United States. The important thing to remember is that you are not alone in your struggle with weight. With obesity considered to be the number one cause of preventable death, Silver Lake NewStart is here to help you take back your life!