Before suggesting these products to you, our company would like to introduce key facts about obesity, urban lifestyle and the risk of diseases that increase disability and death. Our mission is to help people understand the importance of key influential components that prevent obesity and introduce effective solutions to solve issues associated with the urban lifestyle.
Obesity has continued to grow within the United States. Two out of every three American men are considered to be overweight or obese, but the rates for women are far higher. The United States contains one of the highest percentage of obese people in the world. An obese person in America incurs an average of $1,429 more in medical expenses annually. Approximately $147 billion is spent in added medical expenses per year within the United States. This number is suspected to increase approximately $1.24 billion per year until the year 2030.
The United States had the highest rate of obesity within the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ( OECD ) grouping of large trading economies. From 23% obesity in 1962, estimates have steadily increased. The following statistics comprise adults age 20 and over. The overweight percentages for the overall US population are higher reaching 39.4% in 1997, 44.5% in 2004, 56.6% in 2007, and 63.8% (adults) and 17% (children) in 2008. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) reported higher numbers once more, counting 65.7% of American adults as overweight, and 17% of American children, and according to the CDC, 63% of teenage girls become overweight by age 11. In 2013, the OECD found that 57.6% of American citizens were overweight or obese. The organization estimates that 3/4 of the American population will likely be overweight or obese by 2020. The latest figures from the CDC as of 2014 show that more than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults age 20 and older and 17% of children and adolescents aged 2–19 years were obese. A second study from the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC showed that 39.6% of US adults age 20 and older were obese as of 2015-2016 (37.9% for men and 41.1% for women).
Obesity has been cited as a contributing factor to approximately 100,000–400,000 deaths in the United States per year and has increased health care use and expenditures, costing society an estimated $117 billion in direct (preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services related to weight) and indirect (absenteeism, loss of future earnings due to premature death) costs. This exceeds health care costs associated with smoking and accounts for 6% to 12% of national health care expenditures in the United States.
It is important to understand the risks and dangers and try to help ourselves to maintain our body weight by changing the level of physical activity, as well as finding the right energy balance between food consumption vs. burned calories.
Our company creates devices that help control the level of physical activity, which is the corner stone to preventing various diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular diseases, thromboembolism, High blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea and many more. All these diseases are associated with low levels of activity, sedentary lifestyle, and uncontrolled high calorie food consumption.
When you are able to control your lifestyle activity it will be easy to manage weight, consumption, and burn calories. Our BlueWeigh devices assist you and help prevent the development of, and in some cases even cure, certain medical conditions.
Overweight people are prone to developing type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and high blood pressure. The main problem is when you consume high calorie sugar rich food, the body will burn some of the calories but the remaining extra will be converted to fatty acids and will be deposited in the body (mostly abdomen) as fat. This process will also cause hyperlipidemia.
We all know that the main energy source is a glucose used by our cells, and for glucose to reach and penetrate our cells we need insulin and receptors for glucose on the outer membrane of the cells to do this job.
When people become overweight, the extra fat lowers an affinity of insulin to that receptor and some of the glucose that is circulating in our bloodstream will not be consumed by cells. The remaining extra glucose will stay in the blood and overall sugar levels will be increased. This condition is called type 2 diabetes. If you have blood sugar levels more than 140 on an empty stomach or 200 after a meal, seek medical attention.
How to deal with that?
It is approved by physicians that before starting pills you have a chance to improve this condition by increasing your physical activity and placing yourself on a low calorie diet. How does that necessarily help? If you start consuming less sugar the excess glucose from your blood will rush to the cells and the low sugar in the blood will stimulate deposited fat to start transforming to energy. At the point when fat is depleted from its storage, the receptors on the outer membrane of the cells will start to function normally and the affinity to insulin will be reversed. Which means blood sugar in the blood will return to normal and no more type 2 diabetes.
So how active should I be to get rid of that extra fat?
The safest way to lose weight is 1-2 pounds a week and to lose 1 pound, you must burn 3500 calories. If we do the math, that means that 500 calories must be burned each day to lose 1 pound a week.
To burn 500 calories you should run about 10,000 steps, which is approximately 5 miles, within 30-50 minutes with a speed of 6-10 miles per hour.
Of course, it is hard to count and keep track of the steps, distance, and calories. The BlueWeigh™ is here to take that responsibility and help you manage your activity. We have created BlueWeigh™ Rainbow activity trackers that will help you count your steps, distance, and calories by connecting to your smartphone and having all the data stored in your phone, allowing you to see your progress hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly.
To maintain weight, it is important to understand exactly which component of your body is above or below the normal. The main component of our measurements is the BMI.
What is the BMI? BMI is the body mass index which is a numeric expression of body mass in kilograms divided to the square of your height measured in meters BMI=KG/M²
This is an important measurement that identifies how much your actual weight is above or below normal. Below you will find a visual and numerical chart where the vertical line is height and the horizontal line is the body mass.
Another smart device is BlueWeigh™ Oreo Smart Body Composition Analyzer that has the ability to measure and calculate BMI, BMR, muscle mass, total body fat, abdominal fat, total body water percentage, and skeletal weight. All progresses are saved in a smartphone and you can analyze all historical progresses for each category.
BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) is an estimate of how many calories you’d burn if you were to do nothing but rest for 24 hours. It represents the minimum amount of energy needed to keep your body functioning, including breathing and keeping your heart beating.
Underweight = BMI of less than 18.5
Normal weight = BMI of 18.5 to 24.9
Overweight = BMI of 25 to 29.9
Obese = BMI of 30 or greater
Based on all information above if you keep consuming calories equal to the BMR and add physical activity to it, you will possibly start losing your extra pounds by burning deposited extra fat. The consumed food will only be enough to keep your basal metabolic rate (BMR) and during your exercise, the required energy source will be fat tissue.
To take advantage of a healthy life, everyday measurements and monitoring of activity is highly recommended.