The Effects of BMI on Health
There are numerous incentives for ensuring you keep your BMI within the healthy range. Perhaps the most important of these is the fact that you will be at a much lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and certain cancers. Other conditions linked to obesity are joint problems, back pain and sleep deficiency.
Studies have also linked a high BMI with decreased fertility in women. In addition, many people who are overweight also suffer from problems such as depression and low self-esteem. In other words, keeping an eye on your weight and therefore on your BMI - will not only help you look better, you're also more likely to feel much better too.
In simple terms, the way to ensure you maintain a healthy weight - without resorting to elaborate or faddy diets - is to burn more calories than you consume. This is ideally done through a combination of balanced diet and an active lifestyle, which are both best achieved, and more importantly, sustained by incorporating them into the routine of your everyday life.