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How Does Exercise Prevent Obesity
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
FoodChoicesQuant.Ex.: Similar ques. Answered many times this site. Obesity: excess stored fat. Food most easily stored as fat: sugars/carbs, thus ?intake. ?non-processed fats, moderate protein & very ?sugar/carb food plus regular exercise most effective in ?tendency to store ?fat. Study: stossel debunking food myths” “how the government make you fat”, nusi.Org, lustig fat chance, etc. Ancel keys dishonesty ?obesity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Obesity & Genetics.: If you're genetically prone to obesity, you're kinda stuck. You can't change your genetic makeup, but you can minimize its impact through eating properly, exercising regularly, and never smoking. Keep your weight down and don't take being slim for granted, as being lax will let your weight creep right up again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy lifestyle: It isn't easy because of all the junk food and minimization of physical activity relative to screen time. However, keeping kids active and instilling in them healthy eating by example is the best way to go. Emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle by example and your kids will do better. ...Read more
A lot: Obesity in children or adolescents or adults is due to imbalance of intake and expenditure of calories. A simple view is that obesity is the result of taking in more calories than are expended. Caloric restriction and increase in physical activity are both important in controlling obesity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nutrition: For babies 1. breast feed as long as possible 2. don't introduce fruit juices until they are atleast six months old. Limit juices to less than 4 oz in a day 3. soothe your babywith something other than juice or bottle milk; use gentle touch, calm environment Children >1 year: nutritional education, stimulus control, modification of eating habits, physical activity, attitude change, reinforcement ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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