|BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) & OBESITY|
WHAT IS BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)?
BMI is a reliable and internationally accepted index that indicates the amount of body fat in an individual.
calculations determine the balance between height and weight to
calculate BMI. Depending on your results, you may be at risk for
serious health problems.
OBESITY, THE NEW EPIDEMIC!
have all heard about it in the newspapers, magazines, radio and
television reports, Americans are getting heavier. Not just
adults, but also our children, are weighing in at an all-time high!
Chalk it up to super sized portions of foods high in fat,
sugar, and "bad" carbohydrates. Combine this poor diet with a
lack of exercise, and you have the perfect recipe for obesity!
overweight or obese significantly increases the risk of health
complications and morbidity (death) from the following diseases:
WHAT CAUSES OBESITY?
YOUR RISK FOR OBESITY INCREASES WITH:
Excess alcohol consumption
factors. Some individuals have a very slow metabolism while
others have a naturally high metabolic rate. This can be very
frustrating because those who have difficulty in keeping their weight
under control see little or no progress yet others can eat anything
they want and stay thin.
Lack of exercise while cosuming the same amount of calories.
Stress, depression. low self esteem, nervous tension
Poor eating habits acquired as a child.
Being overweight can contribute
to many serious health problems.
HOW DO I PREVENT OBESITY?
Exercise regularly, at the very least 3 times a week. Consult your doctor before you begin any exercise program.
See our EXERCISE RECOMMENDATIONS
a smaller portion of foods high in fat, sugar and "bad" carbohydrates.
Consult your doctor before starting a new eating plan or diet.
See our DIET DO'S & DON'TS
Don't drink more than 1 or 2 alcohol drinks per day