Healthy Weight A weight that is desirable for a person. This varies from person to person The reasons to have a healthy weight are the same
Reasons to Maintain a Healthy Weight More likely to have positive self- esteem More energy Reduce risk of injury from accidents Reduce risk of several diseases
Ways to Maintain a Healthy Weight Balance Calories in with Calories out! Calories in = foods we eat Calories out = exercise and activity
How to Gain Weight Underweight: below a healthy weight Brainstorm: How would a person gain weight if they wanted to?
Tips to Gain Weight Increase amounts of healthy food Eat healthy snacks Choose calorie-rich foods that contain nutrients and limit sugar, fats and cholesterol
How to Lose Weight Overweight: above a persons healthy weight. Brainstorm: How would a person lose weight?
Tips for Losing Weight Increase the # of calories used by physical activity Don’t lose weight quickly; slow, steady progress Continue to eat recommended amounts Choose lower calorie food, smaller portions Do not follow fad diets
Fad Diets: BEWARE! Weight-loss programs based on popular trends rather than scientific evidence Fad Diet Brainstorm: What fad diets do you know of? What are you supposed to do? Fad Diet Brainstorm
How to Determine Your Healthful Weight Body Composition: the proportion of fat tissue to lean tissue Lean tissue: bones, muscles and organs Girls usually have a higher fat percentage than boys
How to Measure Body Composition Body Mass Index: measures mass compared to height Body Mass Index Even if you have a healthful weight, you still need to practice healthy habits.
Determining Body Type Many cases, body type is hereditary Ectomorph: Thin and lean Endomorph: round and thick Mesomorph: strong and muscular