Tribunnews.com Reporter, Rina Ayu
Heart and blood vessel specialist Dr. dr. Nahar Taufiq, SpJP (K), Obesity can be known by measuring abdominal circumference or body mass index (BMI).
“When it reaches a number more than 25 then a person experiences obesity. The risk of a number of diseases also increases because the accumulation of excess fat in the body can affect the organs in carrying out their functions,” said Dr Nahar recently.
Data from the American Psychological Association says 42 percent of adults in the United States have gained significant weight during the pandemic.
This is due to prolonged stress and an unhealthy lifestyle. The same thing happened in Indonesian society.
“Obesity makes you more likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, insulin resistance and narrowed and blocked arteries. Therefore, people obesity have between 1.5 and 2.5 times more likely to die from a heart attack than people with a normal BMI,” explained dr. Nahar.
Zumba is a cardio workout that combines low- and high-intensity aerobic exercise that can increase your heart rate and burn calories effectively.
The American Heart Association recommends getting at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity throughout the week to maintain good cardiovascular health.