In today’s scenario, a lot has been said and done about healthy body weight, obesity, weight management, etc., still, obesity is now taking epidemic proportions. Currently, what we have is a situation of dual burden in our country. We are yet to overcome under-nutrition (deficiencies of nutrients) in rural areas and side by side over-nutrition (excess of nutrients) is increasing its volume in the urban areas. According to a survey conducted by National Family Health Survey III (NFHS III), more than 1/3rd of adults are underweight, more than 10% are overweight/obese and only 55% are at a healthy weight for their height (57% men and 52% women).
Though obesity is the popular one, weight management also includes gaining weight in the case of underweight subjects. In these series of articles, I will be taking you through the basics of weight to its easy management.