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Why is obesity a good thing?

Why is obesity a good thing?

Obesity: Being obese is not a good thing. It increases your risk of developing a long list if medical problems, and in general, increases your risk of death. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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Good day. Please i need information on obesity. 30 hazards of obesity syndrome. 25 therapeutic measures for obesity syndrome ?

Good day. Please i need information on obesity. 30 hazards of obesity syndrome. 25 therapeutic measures for obesity syndrome ?

Too much : Cannot fit all that you asked for in a 400 character limit answer. In general, obesity has many bad effects on the body including putting stress on the heart, joints, and on the pancreas. The only way to make these stresses better is to improve fitness and lose weight. See your doctor and/ or dietitian for advice as to how to do this safely and effectively. ...Read more

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I'm very unhealthy (not obese) and want to feel more energetic and fresh, what's a good way to do this?

Diet : May be the clue. Lousy fuel---lousy function. On the other hand it could be more serious and you need to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good questions to ask about obesity and a healthy lifestyle to a nurse?

Obesity: You can ask the nurse or just look these up on the internet. You'll want to learn some basics about food groups, what is healthy, what isn't healthy, what foods you child should be eating everyday, how much activity they should be doing. Also good to know what is considered over/under weight for your child at a given age. I have seen 240lbs 5th graders. You want to avoid that. ...Read more

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What exercise are good for the morbidly obese person?

What exercise are good for the morbidly  obese person?

Any: Any increase in your physical activity is good for you. If your knees, back, etc hurt because of your weight consider low impact exercise like water aroebics or swimming. ...Read more

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Im obese and im trying loose weight with needing any surgery so have any good tips?

Im obese and im trying loose weight with needing any surgery so have any good tips?

Eat less and do more: Sounds simple, i know. It's not. It is a tremendous challenge for most people who want to lose weight, and the details of what works is different for different people. But there is no magic to it. You need to take in less calories than you burn off, somehow. For most it's daily exercise and less calories. Pick one thing you can live with long term and start, like no soda, or half-size portions. ...Read more

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What sports/activities are good for people with obesity?

What sports/activities are good for people with obesity?

Low impact: Low impact activities. Swimming is a great activity as is walking. Try to be active most days of the week. ...Read more

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What is a good way to prevent obesity through school programs?

Have programs: Having programs would be a good start. We successfully got children to be anti-smoking with the tobacco education in schools. Those kids go home and tell their parents to quit! we could do the same thing with obesity through exercise and healthy eating. With the public education system financially destitute, another program will be tough - needed, but tough. ...Read more

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I am looking to speaking with someone that is good with obesity i need so help on ways i can start losing weight?

I am looking to speaking with someone that is good with obesity i need so help on ways i can start losing weight?

Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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