Defining Overweight And Obesity : Bmi Interpretation

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• Defining overweight and obesity – BMI interpretation is review. The Body Mass Index (BMI) formula is used to estimate the proportion of fat a person has based on their HEIGHT and WEIGHT. Adults with a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 are considered to be at a normal or healthy weight, adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered to be overweight, and adults with a BMI of 30 or higher are considered obese. • What challenges do people face in trying to lose weight, even when they know the health risks? Not easy for them to take weight off, even though they know the health risks they are unable to change their eating behaviors, especially during family and friend gatherings. One of the ladies in the video said she had tried everything (diets) and had been unable to see the chances she was hoping for. She would get tired of the diet, feeling that it was not going to work for her, and would fall off and eat a lot of the things she was not “supposed to have”. Further on, the video also showed what was left of the Bogalusa playground. It was not a playground were children would want to go play in and get their physical activity done. Poverty is also a challenge because you may have individuals who would like to chance their eating habits but depend on pantries and cannot afford to get healthier foods. • Describe the long-term study that began with children in the early 1970s – where is it taking place, what are they studying, what are they finding? What are the implications

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