Is obesity or diabetes ruining your life?

Is Obesity ruining your life??

Obesity is the term used for extreme overweight.  Per the CDC (Centers for Disease Control): Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. The terms also identify ranges of weight that have been shown to increase the likelihood of certain diseases like diabetes and other health problems.



Definitions for Adults

For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the “body mass index” (BMI). BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with their amount of body fat.

  • An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.
  • An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.

See the following table for an example.


Weight Range



5′ 9″

124 lbs or less

Below 18.5


125 lbs to 168 lbs

18.5 to 24.9

Healthy weight

169 lbs to 202 lbs

25.0 to 29.9


203 lbs or more

30 or higher



Fat in Kentucky


Kentucky is predicted to jump from a 30 percent adult obesity rate in 2011 to 60.1 percent in 2030.



Over the next 20 years, obesity could contribute to:

  • 594,058 new cases of type 2 diabetes,
  • 1,278,342 new cases of coronary heart disease and stroke,
  • 1,175,750 new cases of hypertension,
  • 748,558 new cases of arthritis, and
  • 176,260 new cases of obesity-related cancer in Kentucky.

Obesity-related health care costs in the state could climb by 17.6 percent, which could be the 17th highest increase in the country.

Source: F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012, a report released last week by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Contributing factors to obesity

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Lack of exercise
  • Muscle aches / joint pains
  • Overeating (taking in more calories than using) , food cravings
  • Stomach or gut disturbances
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Lack of motivation
  • Feeling stressed
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Associated “trunkal” or visceral obesity
  • Excessive estrogen levels
  • Genes play a part
  • Excessive insulin levels or cortisol levels
  • Poor diets consisting of poor food choices

Problems related to obesity:

Increasing one’s risk of developing conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, gallbladder disease . Linked to cancer risks in women: breast raises it 2.12%, cervical 3.2% and uterine 6.25%

  1. Hormonal imbalances
  2. Polycystic ovary syndrome
  3. High cholesterol.
  4. Obesity is associated with breathing problems such as asthma and sleep apnea.
  5. Obese kids suffer from poor self esteem, worsened by bullying and teasing.

 How can we help you?

The goal is optimal nutrition but minimizing calories. There is a term “Overfed and undernourished” which contributes to the obesity. Even though some of what we eat is considered “low calorie” many are empty in nutritional value.

We want to get people feeling better and they are more motivated to make better choices.


At JoyRich Healthcare Centers we provide medically guided weight loss programs and nutritional intervention… 


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We are here to help!

JoyRich Health Care Centers &
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2387 Professional Heights Plaza

Lexington, KY 40503


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