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The Weight Crisis
What is “overweight”? A condition wherein the person weighs over and above his normal weight according to his height, age and gender. BMI (Body mass index) is between 25 and 29.9
What is Obesity? Obesity means having too much body fat. It is not the same as being overweight, which means weighing too much. A person may be overweight from extra muscle, bone, or water, as well as from having too much fat. Both terms mean that a person's weight is higher than what is thought to be healthy for his or her height.
How is weight calculated For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the "body mass index" (BMI).
Body Mass Index
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Causes of Obesity Inactive Lifestyle Environment Genetics Health Conditions Medications Emotions Smoking Age Pregnancy Lack of Sleep
Health Problems High blood pressure Type 2 diabetes Elevated blood cholesterol levels Sleep Apnea Allergies Cancer Digestive problems Arthritis Liver and Gall Bladder disease Higher and Earlier Death Rate
Did you know? Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese Overweight kids have a 70–80 percent chance of staying overweight their entire lives. Obese and overweight adults now outnumber those at a healthy weight; nearly seven in 10 U.S. adults are overweight or obese. Obesity is the #2 cause of preventable death in the United States 60 million Americans, 20 years and older are obese 9 million children and teens ages 6-19 are overweight
Psychological Issues Low self-esteem Negative body image Depression
BMI for Children Based on a child’s weight and age. It is a comparison to the other children that age. Children and teens whose BMI-for-age is: In the 95th percentile or higher are considered obese. Between the 85th and less than the 95th percentile are considered overweight. Between the 5th and less than the 85th percentile are considered normal weight. Below the 5th percentile are considered underweight.
BMI-for-age weight status categories and the corresponding percentiles are shown in the following table. Weight Status CategoryPercentile Range UnderweightLess than the 5 th percentile Healthy weight5 th percentile to less than the 85 th percentile At risk of overweight85 th to less than the 95 th percentile OverweightEqual to or greater than the 95 th percentile
Causes of Childhood Obesity Portions are growing Poor Nutrition Eating out more Moving Less Technology Outdoor safety Food Advertising
Muscle vs. Fat
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Exercise Aerobic activity. Get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. You also can do a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread out this exercise during the course of a week. Strength training. Do strength training exercises at least twice a week.
Weight Loss Motivators Biggest Loser Fad Diets Quick Fixes
How many calories in a pound? 3500 calories = 1 pound What does that mean?
How to fix the weight problem Exercise Follow the food guide pyramid Watch portion sizes Limit sugar, salt, and oils
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