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How much extra weight do you need to be considered obese?

How much extra weight do you need to be considered obese?

BMI: Your Body Mass Index is calculated by dividing weight (kilograms) by height (meters) squared. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered a healthy weight. BMI of 25-29.9 is overweight. Obesity is defined as BMI over 30 and morbid obesity is BMI 40 and above. You can calculate your BMI based on your height and weight. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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What should my weight be for my age and height and what's considered obese?

What should my weight be for my age and height and what's considered obese?

BMI < 25 kg/m2: You can look at tables on the internet for body mass index (bmi), which is a rough guide. It is calculated by formulas based on gender, height, and weight. A bmi 25-30 is overweight, > 30 obese, and >35 morbidly obese. There are some exceptions like a tall muscular nba player who may have a high bmi, but is hardly fat. ...Read more

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My height is 5 .6 5.7currently weigh 230 7 pounds I wanna know what should my weight be and at what we would I be considered obese?

My height is 5 .6 5.7currently weigh 230 7 pounds I wanna know what should my weight be and at what we would I be considered obese?

Bmi: We use in classifying obesity the body mass index or BMI. There are differently websites where you can go, type in your weight and height and find out where you are : www. nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc is one of them. Your BMI calculated for 5.7 height would be 36 placing you in the obesity range. ...Read more

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Should i lift weights even though i'm very obese?

Should i lift weights even though i'm very obese?

Lifting weights: Yes you can and that would help you tone your body. However, doing cardiovascular exercise is much more effective at helping you lose weight and is better for conditioning your heart. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm obese need to loose 30kg weight?

What do you advise if I'm obese need to loose 30kg weight?

Take it slow: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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What is the fastest and safest way to lose weight if you are obesed?

What is the fastest and safest way to lose weight if you are obesed?

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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How can a person who is normal weight be at risk for obesity-related diseases?

Yes: Family history is important as well. Anyone may have increased risk. It is just that obese individuals have even greater risk. ...Read more

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My baby is in the highest percentile for weight, does this mean he will be obese?

My baby is in the highest percentile for weight, does this mean he will be obese?

No: Percentiles simply measurements based on a point in time - the trends are what's important. If height and weight are at the top of the chart - perhaps your family is tall? There are many explanations. However, if weight is much higher than height relatively, your doctor may raise concerns. Follow the trends - and focus on healthy eating, not necessarily the weight percentile. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm obese and weight 102 kgs. I have tried everything alll diets and exercises everythin works temporary only?

What do you advise if I'm obese and weight 102 kgs. I have tried everything alll diets and exercises everythin works temporary only?

It has to be a : LIFESTYLE change. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio ...Read more

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