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By: Heather K. Mathies Obesity

Obesity IntroductionWhat is Obesity? : 

Obesity IntroductionWhat is Obesity? o·bese  oʊˈbis/[oh-bees] –adjective very fat or overweight; corpulent. Obese comes from the Latin word obēsus which means “stout”, “fat” or plump.” OBESITY- a condition in which excess body fat has accumulated throughout the body, which in turn causes various health problems. 1. www.dictionary.com 2. www.wikipedia.org

Am I Obese? : 

Am I Obese? BMI- Body Mass Index is an easy way to measure excess body mass. Weight/height Using BMI to manage your body mass could differ for some; such as body builders, and women that are expecting. Also, many Asians, due to there body stature could have differentiations while using BMI. www.wikipedia.org 2

What are the effects of obesity? : 

What are the effects of obesity? Increased risk of breast cancer in both males and females. Decrease in immunity to harmful diseases. Association with cancer of the esophagus. Strong association with osteoarthritis in the hands and feet. Increases in cardiovascular diseases Increased chance of heart attack. Diabetes Increase chance of stroke High blood cholesterol 1. allaboutlifehcallengses.org.

Effects of Obesity continued… : 

Effects of Obesity continued… Sleep apnea Liver disease Psychological and emotional effects Various cancers Gout low back pain Pregnancy defects Carpal tunnel syndrome www.allaboutlifehcallenges.org

Statistics : 

Statistics About two-thirds of adults in the U.S are obese or overweight Less than one-third of adults in the U.S are at a healthy weight Studies show that individuals that are obese have a 10-50% increased risk of death from all causes compared to those of a healthy weight. Obesity is associated with about 112,000 deaths per year www.win.niddk.nih.gov/statistics/index.htm#preval

Economic Costs : 

Economic Costs Costs of Obesity Total Cost $117 billion Direct cost $61 billion Indirect cost $ 56 billion Costs of Productivity Workdays lost $39.3 million Physician office visits $62.7 million Restricted-Activity days $239 million Bed Days $89.5 million www.win.niddk.nih.gov/statistics/index.htm#preval

Overcoming Obesity : 

Overcoming Obesity Physical activity (walking, running, swimming etc.) - At least 30 min. once a day, every week Eating healthy -smaller portions -adding fruits and vegetables -limiting fats, oils, and sweets -by reducing you caloric intake by 500 calories you can lose 1 lb. per week www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/healthyweight/losing_weight/index.htm

Overcoming continued… : 

Overcoming continued… Other options -Gastric bypass surgery -Overeaters anonymous -Weight loss programs such as Weight Watchers, and Jenny Craig Mental wellness -seeking psychiatric help -community involvement

A little Inspiration… : 

A little Inspiration… “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in not having a goal to reach.” -Benjamin Mays www.inspirational-quotes.info/weight_loss_quotes.html

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