Traveling with obesity

Obesity is a chronic disease that is characterized by excessive accumulation of fat in the body. This was recognized as a disease by the World Health Organization, and is a risk factor because it predisposes to several diseases such as: cardiovascular, diabetes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, some forms of cancer and others.

Obesity is considered a preexisting medical disease, so it is advisable to declare it when purchasing your travel insurance. Remember that if a pre-existing medical condition or conditions are not declared, if you make a make a claim an insurance company may not pay out, if the causes for which you are claiming are triggered by a undeclared pre-existing medical condition.

How to know if you are obese?

The World Health Organisation says that a person is obese when they have a body mass index (BMI) equal to, or greater than 30 kg/m².It is also considered a sign of obesity if you have a waistline greater than or equal to 102 cm for men and in women greater than or equal to 88 cm.

That is why if you have doubts about your health status, it is important to visit the doctor to get a diagnosis. If you are already obese, or at risk of become obese, we recommend starting a program of nutrition and exercises that help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Fit 2 Trip’s aim is to offer travel insurance for everyone regardless of their medical circumstances, we offer travel insurance for families, couples, individual travellers and people with pre-existing conditions such as obesity, asthma, cancer, heart disease and others.

The travel insurance policy of Fit 2 Trip covers medical expenses, repatriation and the cost related to a possible premature return of your trip and also has the option of choosing the coverage that suits your needs: basic, standard and premier.