If you have too much body fat, especially in the waist area, your risk increases for high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, high triglycerides, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
The waist measurement and Body Mass Index (BMI) are commonly used to determine risk of Coronary Artery Disease. Applicable to Asians, a high-risk waistline is considered greater than 80cm for women and greater than 90cm for men. BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight, which is suitable for both male and female adults. Calculate your BMI here.
Lack of physical activity also causes obesity and overweight which increases your total risk for heart disease and stroke. You can change this by doing 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week. When you are physically active, you can help to reduce your heart disease risk.
Since 2014, SHF has created a brand new fitness programme known as Train to Trim (T3), specially catered to adults (18 to 60 years old) with BMI of more than 22.9. Find out more about the programme here!