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Which percentage of Americans are overweight?

Which percentage of Americans are overweight?

Bad News !!!!!: See http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/Pages/overweight-obesity-statistics.aspx 74% of American men are overweight & 68% of American adults are obese or overweight. EGAD !!! ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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


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Why is it socially unacceptable to describe someone as "fat" or "overweight" when so many are in america?

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

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Can P90X be good for overweight women?

Can P90X be good for overweight women?

It can be: As it's one of the touted home high intensity interval exercise routines which can be very efficient at helping lose weight. ...Read more

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Am I overweight? I'm a 5'10 female that's 17 and weighs about 168.

Am I overweight? I'm a 5'10 female that's 17 and weighs about 168.

Normal: Hi. Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 24.1, which is within the "normal" range (i.e., not overweight). Eat healthy & exercise regularly; healthy lifestyle helps keep you that way! ...Read more

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Is 131/116 high for a 35 year old woman? Not overweight and never smoked.

Yes.: Yes this would be considered stage II HTN. Stage I HTN Systolic above 140 (top) or Diastolic above 90 (bottom). Stage II Systolic above 160 or Diastolic above 100. A diastolic of 116 is very high and for this you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Overweight female 32yr. At what age should I get my carotids checked for plaques?

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 more

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Will an overweight women do insanity?

Will an overweight women do insanity?

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 more

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