Obesity Ganaka and Fitga

The right weight for any individual is the subject of much debate between the fashion industry, feminists and health care practitioners. Yet, the truth is far more complex. While the consequences of not having proper weight or excessive fat is well known. As one progresses towards to ideal body, one needs to measure the progress in order to do the course corrections. But it is bewildering to know the charts or use formulas and use it on a regular basis to know your health status. Obesity Ganaka provides all the health parameters needed in your hands in your mobile with least effort.

Fitga 2.2 (Android)
Fitga In addition to all the obesity Ganaka Calculations have profile storing capability , inwhich you can add any number of profiles and store their parameters, so when you want calculate you can load the parameters from the profiles database and just add weight to determine your parameters. Fitga also has option to store weight according to date. You can add current weight to your database and view all the weights saved.

Obesity Ganaka 1.2
Touch Screen Enabled 

Obesity Ganaka 1.1

Obesity Ganaka (Ganaka means "Calculator" in Kannada): The Obesity Ganaka is a mobile application which gives all the parameters in hand, for people who want to fight obesity. The simple tools provide all the parameters like BMI, Ideal weight, Body Fat percentage, Daily Calorie needs and Total body water . Also included here is a an interesting application where you can know how much you weigh and what is your age on other planets, isn't that great!
Input Screen

In the Input screen  , You have to enter the following.
  • Height in centimeters
  • Weight in Kilograms
  • Age in Years
  • Sex : Male/Female
  • Elbow Measurement
  • Life Style : Sedentary / Light Active/ Light Exercise / Hard Exercise /Athlete.

Key Control
The key control is very simple. On the Parameter screen ,  you  enter the data and select appropriate option. The exit  is pressed to exit. When the menu key is pressed ,it opens with two options Save and Elbow measurement. Once you press the save option, your parameters are saved and ready to display your vital statistics. As you are taken to screen menu, you can select the various statistics of your body by pressing the center key. The menu can be browsed by up and down arrow keys. The  Planets screen  are browsed with left and right arrow keys. The back key command can be used to return to parameters screen. The menu key opens into help and select. The select key is to used to select the parameter you want to see. The Help key displays information about the parameter. The display can be exited by pressing 'done'.

Supported Phones
Supported on all Java enabled mobiles.

Elbow Measurement
  1. Extend your arm in front of your body, bend your elbow at a ninety degree angle to your body so that your forearm is parallel to your body.
  2. Keep your fingers straight and turn the inside of your wrist towards your body.
  3. Place your thumb and index finger on the two prominent bones on either side of your elbow, then measure the distance between the bones with a tape measure or calipers.

    Obesity Ganaka calculates..


     The Body Mass Index is a useful way of establishing whether your weight is within a healthy range.  In order to calculate your BMI, you need to know how tall you are(height in cm)  and your weight(in kg). If you are already pregnant, enter your weight before you conceived.
    Please note: this BMI calculator is designed for adults only. It cannot be used to calculate a child's BMI. A BMI reading between 18.6 and 24.9 is normally considered healthy. BMI over 25 is considered over weight and when the index is over 30 it is considered obese. BMI below 18 is considered under weight. BMI calculation is based on a formula by  Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet.

    Ideal Weight

    Ideal Body Weight refers to the desired weight a person of a given height and body frame should have in order to be healthy. Maintaining an ideal body weight, i.e., a body weight just right for your height and body frame, is key to living a healthy and disease free life. An ideal body weight greatly reduce the chances of diseases like heart diseases, diabetes etc. In the past, many fitness books would publish a chart of ideal weight. Often, the figures would list height corresponding to weight. But no more searching , you can get your Ideal weight in your hand using Obesity Ganaka.

    Body Frame Type 
    Between the 1950s and 1980s, frame size was considered to be a key factor in determining the best weight for an individual. Your body frame size is basically the size and density of your bone structure. You are born with a certain structure and, for the most part, it cannot be changed, so a number of health care specialists believed it should be considered in determining a person’s ideal weight.There are 3 types of body frames: small, medium and large. Frame size is based on one of the following methods.

    Easiest way to find the frame type is by following procedure. Put your pointer finger and thumb on your wrist, wrap it around, if they touch and overlap, you're small framed, if they just meet, you're medium framed and if they don't touch at all, you're large framed. But accuracy of this method is questioned.

    So Elbow breadth method is used to determine the frame type. This method also takes the input of Height and gender to determine the Body Frame type. You can become fat or thin ,but your elbow breadth (which is more bone-skin, not  fat-muscle) remains same, compared to wrist measure which may be very difficult to measure especially if the person is above normal weight. Obesity Ganaka uses the elbow method to determine the type of body frame.

    Body Fat Percentage
    Arguably, body fat percentage is the superior gauge of an individual's fitness level, as it is the only body measurement which directly calculates the particular individual's body composition without regard to the individual's height or weight. Essential fat means that level below which physical and physiological health would be negatively affected. In Obesity Ganaka body fat is measured using Watson Formula. Approximate value of Excess Body fat in the form of Kg is given.

    Basal metabolic rate (BMR), is the minimum calorific requirement needed to sustain life in a resting individual. BMR decreases with age and with the loss of lean body mass. BMR can be responsible for burning up to 70% of the total calories expended, but this figure varies due to different factors. Calories are burned by bodily processes such as respiration, the pumping of blood around the body and maintenance of body temperature. Obviously the body will burn more calories on top of those burned due to BMR. Obesity Ganaka gives the basic requirement for you based on Gender, Height,Weight and Age using Harris Benedict equation
    Daily Calorie Needs 
    Obesity Ganaka gives the basic recommended calorie intake  requirement based on your lifestyle and gender to
    Maintain Weight
    Lose Weight
    Gain Weight

    Total Water in your body
    In medicine, body water is all of the water content of the human body. A significant fraction of the human body is water. Gutyon's Textbook of Medical Physiology states that "the total amount of water in a man of average weight (70 kilograms) is approximately 40 liters, averaging 57 percent of his total body weight. In a newborn infant, this may be as high as 75 percent of the body weight, but it progressively decreases from birth to old age, most of the decrease occurring during the first 10 years of life. Also, obesity decreases the percentage of water in the body". Obesity Ganaka provides the percentage of water  in your body using Watson formula for Adults and Mellits-Cheek formula for kids.

    Your Weight in various planets, Sun and Moon
    So you think that you are too light or too heavy for earth, think about another planet. Each Planet size is different , so is the specific gravity , and so is the gravitational pull and so does the weight. You want to know, how much you will weigh  in each planet in solar system as well as the moon and Sun. Use  Obesity Ganaka to know the weight, it may lift your spirits and inspire you  to reach your weight,  if u were to be on moon or any other planet of your choice.

    Your  Age in Various Planets.
     Earth takes a year (365 days) to go around the sun. So you are so many years old . What if the earth takes shorter period or longer period to go around the sun. The year length will also change, so does your age too. Want to know how old you are in these planets , tap into Obesity Ganaka.
    The Obesity Ganaka is a general educational tool only  and should not be considered as substitute for medical advice. Please do not reach any conclusions based on  these results.. Consult your doctor before making any changes in your dietary habits.

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