Obesity is a result of sedentary life style with lack of exercise, fatty diet. It can also be a result of hypothyroidism, depression, or can be drug induced too. BMI or Body Mass Index is the measure of weight related to height. Overweight is evaluated as a BMI between 25kg/m2 and 30kg/m2. A person is recognized or called obese when the BMI is above 30kg/m2. A study conducted on over 30,000 adults concluded the undeniable link between obesity and chronic pains. Obesity leads to reduced physical activity which further causes weight gain. An in-depth analysis on the statistical study done on BMI of individuals as well as how often they exercised revealed that, people who exercised for 2 hrs or more were 25% less likely to suffer from backache or neck/shoulder pain later in life, as compared to those who did not exercise. Similarly women who exercised 2 hrs per week are almost 8 to 9% lesser prone to lower back pain and neck or shoulder pain as compared to those who were inactive. Overweight and obese are more likely to develop chronic pains in future. Obese men and women have approximately 21% more chance to develop chronic lower back pain and neck or shoulder pain as compared to the normal weighing individuals. A balanced diet with moderate exercise is the best way to manage adverse effects of weight and reduce the risk of future chronic pains.

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