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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.
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.
Increase chance of stroke
High blood cholesterol
1. allaboutlifehcallengses.org. Effects of Obesity continued… : Effects of Obesity continued… Sleep apnea
Psychological and emotional effects
Gout low back pain
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
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
-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
-Weight loss programs such as Weight Watchers, and Jenny Craig
-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