Signs You are "Medically Overweight"

According to the survey, 41.3% of adult women and 38% men have a body-mass index (BMI) in excess of 25. This has increased from 33.5% for women and 24.6% for men from NFHS-4.

Having an expanding waistline might not seem like a big deal, but it's easy to let excess weight get out of control and when that happens, you're at a greater risk for serious health complications like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more.

Globally it is widely acknowledged that obesity-related conditions and their complications add hugely to healthcare costs and productivity losses.

There has been a decline in the proportion of people who are underweight, the data shows. In Delhi, 10% women and 9.1% men are underweight, meaning they have a BMI under 18.5.

Overweight is weighing more than the typical weight range given your age, sex, and height. Being overweight does not necessarily imply excess fat. People like athletes and bodybuilders can be overweight but not obese.

The safest and most effective way to lose weight in both cases is to reduce calories (balanced diet) and increase physical activity. In excess cases of obesity a person can undergo surgery