Morbid obesity occurs when a person’s body mass index rises over 40, and results from the body being unable to burn off enough calories to prevent fat cells forming. The difference between regular obesity and morbid obesity is not just the increased weight or size, but also the remedies that can be made to treat it. For the morbidly obese it can be very difficult to lose weight with exercise alone. A heavily restricted diet is required, and when willpower fails, other remedies can be explored. The most extreme of these is surgery – something that will only be considered in rare cases, and when other methods have already failed. There are also some medications that can change the way that the body stores fat, encouraging more of it to be passed out of the body as waste.
Some people are genetically pre-disposed to obesity, either through a naturally higher appetite, or through a genetic makeup that means that the body stores fat more easily than other people. Even so, it is relatively rare for a person’s body weight not to respond to a healthy diet and sensible exercise.
Low-intensity exercise, such as yoga, can be a great way to kick off your weight loss journey. You can watch a yoga weight loss tutorial video here >
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