Obesity is the excess accumulation of total body fat. The condition occurs when the caloric intake exceeds energy usage. It is a chronic condition that is emerging at an alarming rate throughout the world. Obesity poses a high risk of developing many life-threatening diseases. Obesity is one of the major health issues that has been causing adverse effects on the overall quality of life of individuals and is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. The American Obesity Association has reported 300,000 to 587,000 deaths occur each year as a result of obesity and that obese individuals have a 50% to 100% increased risk of premature death when compared to normal weight individuals. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of your weight in relation to your height and is used to determine if you are underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese.