Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Combating Obesity


So you ask, "How do I determine if I am Obese, Overweight or fat?" Usually 20% or more over recommendations on standard weight charts indicates that you fit into the obese category. Obesity refers specifically to having an abnormally high proportion of body fat.

An estimated 97 million adults in the United States, 55% of the population, are overweight or obese! Similar percentages exist for the United Kingdom, showing that the United Kingdom having the highest percentage in Europe.

Obesity is increasing

Largest increase has occurred in the last 10 to 15 years. Increases were seen in both sexes and all classes, with the greatest increase in 18- to 29-year-olds and in those who have achieved higher education.

Weight gain is dependent on a person's energy intake being greater than energy expenditure. One pound (0.45 kg) is equal to 3,500 calories. Therefore, a person consuming 500 calories more than he or she expends daily will gain 1 lb a week.

Food cravings

Weight alterations in either direction cause changes in energy expenditure that favor a return to the set point. This helps explain the poor problem of recidivism following attempted weight loss. Only by reaching a lower weight for a period of time can the person get used to feeling lighter.

Children

Children become overweight for a variety of reasons. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors. In rare cases, a medical problem, such as an endocrine disorder, may cause a child to become overweight. Your physician can perform a careful physical exam and some blood tests, if necessary, to rule out this type of problem.

TIPS

A sensible diet and some exercise, has shown to be the most effective thing to do.

A key point is not to eat too much junk food and to ensure you get the basic nutrition your body needs. You should eat at least two portions of fruit and vegetables each day. We would highly recommend supplementing your diet with super foods.

Physical activity is a necessary component of every weight loss plan.

Eat three meals a day at about the same time each day sitting at a table.

Eat slowly.

Avoid distractions such as television or magazines.

Cook smaller amounts; use smaller plates.

Avoid second helpings.

Scrape plates directly into the garbage.

By following the steps above you can not only rid yourself of the known dangers of being obese, but also you can increase your energy levels and feel better.

For more information, go to: http://www.ObesityInfoCenter.com


MORE RESOURCES:

9 ways to keep your weight loss resolution
9NEWS.com
Holly Wyatt, MD is associate director and medical director of the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and co-author of "State of Slim", was on the 9NEWS weekend morning show with the steps you need to make weight loss happen. 1.



5 Simple Habits that Guarantee Weight Loss
NewsOK.com
Deseret Digital Media NewsOK publishes content from Deseret Digital Media, which has a network of websites that includes KSL.com, DeseretNews.com and FamilyShare.com. 5 Simple Habits that Guarantee Weight Loss. Surveys show that losing weight is ...

and more »


Keeping That Weight Loss Resolution
U.S. News & World Report
Any weight loss effort should include exercise. A mix of aerobics, resistance training and stretching is best. Resistance workouts build muscle and muscle burns more calories. Doing only aerobics may not help you lose weight because that type of ...

and more »


Is Sleep a Part of Your Weight Loss Program?
Huffington Post
Most people take a common set of steps when preparing to lose weight. Pick an activity. Pick a diet. Cut out junk food. Pick a start date. Recruit support. One step, however, is typically missed, and recent research suggests it is as important as ...



CBS News

New Weight Loss Drug Saxenda: FAQ
WebMD
24, 2014 -- A drug that treats type 2 diabetes has gotten FDA approval for another use: weight loss. Saxenda is the fourth drug for weight loss OK'd by the agency since 2012. It's already available in a lower dose as Victoza for type 2 diabetes ...
New weight-loss drug wins FDA approvalCBS News
FDA Approves New Weight-Loss DrugHealthDay
FDA Approves Liraglutide (Saxenda) for Weight LossMedscape
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer -FDA.gov
all 126 news articles »


People Magazine

These Real-Life Weight-Loss Winners Are Now Half Their Size
People Magazine
These real-life dieters tell PEOPLE how they dropped a total of 778 lbs. by changing their once unhealthy lifestyles. "I knew I was bigger than other kids," says hairstylist Conner Rensch, 25, who shed 130 lbs. "I was bullied and would sneak food into ...



Winston-Salem Journal

Weight loss: It's in your mind
Richmond Register
That's why weight loss requires patience. There's little point in checking the bathroom scale on a daily basis to see how much weight you've lost. Remember, it probably took you years to put on the extra weight. Don't expect to take it all off in two ...
Read this before you start your 2015 lifestyle changes for weight lossExaminer.com
Weighty MattersWinston-Salem Journal
How to Live With a New Year's Resolution to Lose Weight When it's Not Your ...Bangor Daily News
Kasmir Monitor
all 8 news articles »


Third County Weight-Loss Challenge Is Extended to Participants Countywide
Wayne County Journal Banner
A weight-loss competition that began in the Reynolds County Sheriff's Department in 2014 will be made available to the public in 2015, according to Sheriff Tom Volner. “We know that being overweight can affect a person's fitness in many ways,” Volner ...



MLive.com

Kalamazoo couple turns weight loss surgery into a joint project and loses 350 ...
MLive.com
Through the years, they both tried weight loss plans, even dieting together before they got married. But, diets never really seemed to work. "I've tried Weight Watchers and Atkins and just low-cal and low-fat. I did Weight Watchers maybe six times. I'd ...



With weight-loss competition, sheriff's officials strive to regain top form
Los Angeles Times
One morning in August, Tadrous stood outside Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department headquarters in his tan-and-olive uniform with co-workers who would diet for the next 10 weeks in the law enforcement version of "The Biggest Loser" weight-loss ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.