Dangers and Risks of Excess Adipose Tissue and Obesity

By Mike Hazle, Oct 27, 2021

  • Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) still defines “Obesity” by using the Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters.
  • BMI is widely considered an inaccurate measure of body fat content because it does not consider muscle mass, bone density, overall body composition, racial, and gender differences.
  • Individuals considered to be Obese (according to the CDC and WHO BMI index) are at major risk for developing a range of comorbid conditions, including Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), gastrointestinal disorders, Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), joint and muscular disorders, respiratory problems, and psychological issues, which may significantly affect their daily lives as well as increase mortality risks. All of this leads to more than three million deaths worldwide annually.
  • Iodine and Selenium supplementation – These will help to boost thyroid function and efficiency.
  • Excess weight, especially obesity, can diminish almost every aspect of health, from reproductive and respiratory function to memory and mood. Obesity can increase the risk of several debilitating and deadly diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.

Physical Health Impacts

  • Cancers of breast, endometrial, ovarian, colorectal, esophageal, kidney, pancreatic, prostate, Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, stroke, Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, asthma, chronic back pain, osteoarthritis, pulmonary embolism, gallbladder disease, and also an increased risk of disability.
  • High intensity interval training (HIIT) – up to max or 90% max effort for 1-4min of work.
  • There is a consistent association between overweight and obese children and adolescents with increased risk of both premature morbidity and mortality, and particularly cardio-metabolic morbidity.


About the author

Mike Hazle

Human Performance & Education Specialist

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After a 10-year career on the World Athletics Tour and the Olympics, competing in 23 countries, winning 5 National Championships medals, working with the world's elite Special Operators as a U.S. Air Force Special Warfare Combat Controller (CCT)...Mike was left injured, exhausted, and empty inside even after achieving what most would call "The American Dream." A dream full of glamour, lights, material wealth and superficial possessions.

Over the years, the lights and fireworks of the Olympic stadium have faded and the wounds of Special Operations Training have healed. Mike has learned lessons from a life in the arena of the world's most stressful environments. These lessons will carry him farther than any athletic accomplishment or experience he has ever had. Now, his unwavering mission is to help people across the world learn the tools and techniques he has mastered and help them recover from high impact, high stress careers.

In his expansive 20-year career, on top of the highest level of athletics on the World's largest stages and Military Special Operations, Mike has been educated from the best sports physiologists, nutritionists and strength & conditioning coaches across the globe. Not only that, Mike has picked up along the way a master’s degree in Sports Management, a Bachelors in Kinesiology, a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Cross Fit certifications. Mike has also spent 6 years on the resident athlete advisory board at the US Olympic Committee's (USOC) Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA.