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How Many Women In America Are Overweight
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
Obesity: Unfortunately the number is about 40% and climbing........ ...Read more
Why is it socially unacceptable to describe someone as "fat" or "overweight" when so many are in america?
Sanity vs Insanity: Being sensitive to another person's need is what being cultured is about. It shows class. Word is taken to mean different thing to different people. Use the most loving way to communicate what you want to say. If you thing there is a better word use the same. Use words with kindness. Ralph waldo emerson said "to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - is to have succeeded". ...Read more
Only if symptoms: Research has shown that screening for carotid artery blockages in people with no symptoms (such as a "mini stroke") provides little benefit and may cause a stroke. It is therefore not generally recommended. If someone has symptoms, though, it is different and testing and surgery may be beneficial. A good iphone app to see a list of general checkup recommendations is my health checklist 2012. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Sometimes overweight people of both genders do the insanity workouts. They do need to be mindful of the shape their bodies are in, and build up stamina gradually. There's a reason it's called "insanity." insane to expect to complete the entire workout at the speed shown on the videos, from the very first time. :-). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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