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Obesity Assignment

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Excessive weight disabilities
breathing difficulties and bone and joint problems.
Health behavior change refers to the motivational, volitional, and action processes of abandoning such health-compromising behaviors in favor of adopting and maintaining health-enhancing behaviors.
Cost of Obesity in Canada
The economic burden of physical inactivity was $3.4 billion ($1.02 billion in direct costs and $2.34 billion in indirect costs) while the burden associated with obesity was $4.5 billion ($1.60 billion in direct costs and $2.87 billion in indirect costs).
Risks of overweight obesity
-Coronary heart disease
-High blood pressure
-Stroke
-type 2 diabetes
-abnormal blood fats
-metabolic syndrome
-cancer
-osteoarthritis
-sleep apnea
-obesity hyperventilation syndrome
-reproductive problems
-gallstones
Body Mass Index
-Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.
Obesity Assignment
by John Speroni

Risks of underweight obesity
-miscarriages and pregnancy problems.
-male fertility issues
-lung problems
-brittle bones
-arthritis
-heart disease
-diabetes
-breast cancer
-depression
-Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep.
How to calculate your BMI
1. Convert your weight from pounds to kilograms.
2. Convert your height from inches to meters.
3. Calculate your Body Mass Index.

Your weight (in kilograms) ÷ [your height (in meters) x your height (in meters)] = BMI.
Almost a third of Canadians aged five to 17 are overweight or obese. 31.5 per cent of 5 to 17 year-olds an estimated 1.6 million Canadians were classified as overweight (19.8 per cent) or obese (11.7 per cent)
Sleep Apnea
- a common sign of sleep apnea is fighting sleepiness during the day, at work, or while driving. You may find yourself rapidly falling asleep during the quiet moments of the day when you're not active
Food is our source of energy and nourishment. Over time, when we are over or undernourished, our weight be affected.
- Skipping meals may make you feel hungrier and lead you to eat more than you normally would at your next meal. In particular, studies show a link between skipping breakfast and obesity. People who skip breakfast tend to be heavier than people who eat a healthy breakfast.
- Skipping meals may make you feel hungrier and lead you to eat more than you normally would at your next meal. In particular, studies show a link between skipping breakfast and obesity. People who skip breakfast tend to be heavier than people who eat a healthy breakfast.
Losing significant weight requires both exercise and calorie restriction. But if a person exercises without dieting, any actual weight loss may be minimal because dense and heavier muscle mass replaces fat. Nonetheless, regardless of weight loss, a fit body will look more toned and be healthier.
7 steps to having a healthy diet.

-Step 1. Make sure you're ready for change.
-Step 2. Set goals.
-Step 3. Track yourself.
-Step 4. Eat mindfully.
-Step 5. Commit to move more.
-Step 6. Get support.
-Step 7. Have a long term plan.
Fad Diet originally referred to idiosyncratic diets and eating patterns that promote short-term weight loss, usually with no concern for long-term weight maintenance.
Fad Diet
-Laxatives and diuretics
-Liquid diets
-Starvation diets
Risky Diet Strategies
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