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1 How do you measure the ideal WEIGHT? What are the causes of Obseity?

2 OBESITY 23 % of Canadians are obese (2004) 23 % of Canadians are obese (2004) Obesity is defined by being at least 20 % above the ideal weight for your height. Obesity is defined by being at least 20 % above the ideal weight for your height.

3 Contributors to Unhealthy Weight Overweight Overweight Genetics Genetics Having one obese parent, you are 50% more likely to be obese Having one obese parent, you are 50% more likely to be obese Having two obese parents, you are 66% more likely to be obese Having two obese parents, you are 66% more likely to be obese Sedentary lifestyle Sedentary lifestyle Couch potato Couch potato Little physical exercise..... Phy Ed not manditory Little physical exercise..... Phy Ed not manditory

4 Contributors to Unhealthy Weight Overweight continued Overweight continued Poor food choices Poor food choices Fast food and convenience foods Fast food and convenience foods High in calories, fat, salt and sugar High in calories, fat, salt and sugar Media Media Often for poor food choices (how often do you see fruit and vegetable ads) Often for poor food choices (how often do you see fruit and vegetable ads) Lower income is related to obesity Lower income is related to obesity

5 Health Problems from being Overweight High Blood Pressure High Blood Pressure Diabetes Diabetes Elevated blood fat Elevated blood fat Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Endometrial cancer Endometrial cancer Complications during pregnancy Complications during pregnancy

6 Contributors to Unhealthy Weight Underweight Underweight Excessive dieting Excessive dieting Psychological and emotional problems Psychological and emotional problems Self inflicted starvation Self inflicted starvation Desire for control Desire for control Media influence Media influence Only 4% of all people can attain the shape of a model Only 4% of all people can attain the shape of a model Fast metabolism Fast metabolism

7 Health Problem associated with being Underweight Nutrient deficiencies Nutrient deficiencies Chronic Fatigue Chronic Fatigue Heart Problems Heart Problems Anaemia Anaemia Low birth weight babies Low birth weight babies

8 Metabolism! Your metabolism includes all of the biological and chemical process that run to keep your body running Your metabolism includes all of the biological and chemical process that run to keep your body running It includes breaking down complex molecules to release energy (Think digestion) It includes breaking down complex molecules to release energy (Think digestion) It also includes combining molecules to build living tissue (Think of your muscles) It also includes combining molecules to build living tissue (Think of your muscles)

9 Factors affecting Metabolism Body Size Body Size Body Composition Body Composition Sex Sex Age Age Diet Diet Family History Family History Stress and Anxiety Stress and Anxiety metabolism.htm metabolism.htm metabolism.htm metabolism.htm


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