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If You Can't Do These 5 Things, You May be Obese

Obesity —defined as a body mass index (BMI) over 30—has become an American epidemic. It's estimated that more than 42% of U.S. adults are obese today, compared to 15% in 1970. The condition drastically increases your risk of serious illness, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and dementia. The sooner you identify problematic weight gain, the easier it can be to reverse. If you can't do these five things, you may be obese. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 Button Your Pants Experts say the first sign of impending obesity is usually increasing waist size. Your pants may not fasten as easily, or you may have to loosen your belt a notch. It's also a sign that you're putting on fat in the most dangerous area: Visceral fat (also known as abdominal fat or belly fat) can increase the risk of heart disease, liver problems and cancer. You're at increase