There is a health epidemic going on.....right now.
Did you know that:
- There are more obese than underweight adults in the world.
- Recent statistics show that more than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems linked to being overweight. You read that right, its 2 Billion.
- India is one of the most affected countries in the world and is widely recognized as the 'Diabetes capital of the world'.
- PCOS cases (polycystic ovarian syndrome) in young Indian women are on the rise; studies say 1 in 5 Indian women of reproductive age suffers from PCOS.
What is causing this problem?
We are lucky to live in an age where we have access to abundant food & have around us gadgets that make our life more comfortable than at any other time in human history. At the same time, our lives seem to be busier than ever and we spend most of our time sitting in chairs/cars/at home.
As the years go by, this combination of higher food intake, lesser activity and the stresses of modern life takes its toll on our bodies and we gain weight.
Is this a problem for you? You can find out now!
You can measure this, yourself. Now.
- Measure your waist around your belly button. Write down the number (cms/inches). This is A.
- Measure your height (cms/inches). This is B.
- Divide A/B.
- What you've now calculated is your waist-to-height ratio (WHR).
- If this is more than 0.50, you need to do something about it.
WHR has been shown to be an excellent predictor for health and a WHR of more than 0.50 is an indication you are at risk of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension etc.
Read more about WHR here. In that article, we also calculate the WHR of two very famous people 😎.
In summary, your waist should be less than half your height. If it's not, you need to take action.
Is excess weight such a bad thing?
This may come as a surprise, but excess weight (fat) does not just sit quietly in your body. It is causing trouble all the time! Think of it as you would a back-bencher in college - always up to mischief. The same is true for excess weight, it's a very active part of your body. The longer it is around, the more it will mess with your health by sending confusing hormonal signals, create issues with cell growth etc and all of this spirals into major health problems. All as a direct result of the excess fat.
The science is in - excess weight has been linked to most of the health disorders we are seeing in the world today:
- fatty liver disease
- thyroid issues
- various forms of cancer
- heart disease
- arthritis and bone issues
Fat loss is a means to good health.
At the Daily9, fat loss is not a vanity metric. All the science (and our experience) tells us that losing excess weight = improved health. Our goal therefore is to help you reclaim your health by losing excess weight.
Doing it right is everything!
It is not just about hitting a weight number. How you get there matters!
So how do you get there?
Starve yourself? Wrong.
Google latest fad diet or supplement? Wrong.
Overwork yourself with too much exercise? Wrong.
Apply cutting-edge science to develop good food, activity and sleep habits? Correct!
That is exactly what we set out to do.
We bring together research, experience and expertise to help our users make better health a reality. All through our award-winning 10-week Fat Loss Challenge (FLC) - an app-based wellness coaching programme where real coaches track your progress and help you succeed.
Don't take our word for it. You can read the stories from D9 users on our Facebook page.
You may also want to read...
- What results do our users see?
- Why not just use free apps and internet diets?
- What happens during the 10-week FLC?
- Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19·2 million participants.
- Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years.
- The current state of diabetes mellitus in India.
- Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes.