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How to gain weight In a healthy way


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Weight Gain is important even from the medical point of view?

Weight gain simply put, is an increase in body weight. It involves the excessive expansion of the body’s muscle mass, fat deposits, and fluid accumulation. Being underweight is medically dangerous though the issue is not gaining as much awareness as it should. To decide whether a person is underweight, we have to look at two factors: His Body Mass Index (BMI) and the proportion of fat to muscle mass in his body.

Are you underweight?

Being underweight means having a BMI below 18.5. The BMI measures a person’s weight based on his height. It is the most popular method of calculating one’s weighty issues. However, it tells only part of the story. The proportion of body fat to muscle mass also determines whether a person‘s weight is in healthy limits. Therefore, a person who looks underweight may just be having a lesser muscle mass and his or her BMI could be well within acceptable limits. Sportsmen who are active usually have a high muscle mass which pushes their BMI up but they are definitely not overweight.

So, boys and girls out there who think being ‘thin’ puts them on the safer side, beware! Please look at your BMI and your muscle mass to fat ratio and be aware of whether you need to gain weight for your good health. Females are more prone to the problem of being underweight. According to studies, underweight people are more prone to impaired immune function, risk of infections, fertility issues, fractures, dementia to name a few.

Just as with obesity and overweight issues, being underweight can be tackled with a good dietary plan coupled with a proportionate amount of physical activity. Underweight people need to ensure that their calorie intake is more than what they are burning out through physical activity.

Here are 10 weight gain tips for you:


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