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Overweight Makes You Look Older
Try then out: The best mattress is the most comfortable mattress. Generally, one that doesn't sag is better for your back. I think a soft covering is nice. Most stores will let you lie down and try it. Don't be shy! ...Read more
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
Both: I obviously don't know your gramps so can only address your excellent question generally. Dietary indiscretion is the main cause of obesity and many elderly people remain lean and fit, but it's also true that metabolism slows with age. For instance you may burn 3500 calories a day when you're 18 but maybe only 2000 when you're 70. ...Read more
I'm a 31-year-old male who weighs 160 pounds in my overweight and should I worry about my health if I am?
Ask pediatrician : Without details as to how much your child actually weighs, i can't give a specific answer. However, your child's pediatrician can after seeing, evaluating, weighing and measuring your child. Make an appointment. Many new parents tend to worry unnecessarily about their children, and they need specific information and guidance from their child's pediatrician. They are there to guide you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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