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Transcript of Obesity
Obesity is a condition that is associated with having an excess of body fat, defined by genetic and environmental factors that are difficult to control when dieting.
Causes of Obesity
eating large amounts of processed or fast food that is high in fat and sugar.
drinking too many sugary drinks – including soft drinks and fruit juice
comfort eating – if you feel depressed or have low self-esteem, you may eat to make yourself feel better
What importance does this topic hold? Why are we doing this?
This project is important because many kids nowadays are obese. They are mostly obese because of the lack of proper nutrition and exercise knowledge.
We are doing this project to inform kids and adults around the community.
This is the obesity epidemic in
the United States
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Obesity can cause emotional trauma and stigma associated with their weight
Patients suffering from obesity can be severely distressed.
New research tools and large studies will lead to an understanding of genes and their interaction to cause obesity.
Some medications say they will help you lose weight but they may be the reason why you are gaining weight.
(e.g., high energy/high fat foods, fast food consumption, television watching, "super-sized" portions, etc.) rather than biological ones.
Recent hypotheses in the scientific community suggest the current obesity epidemic is being driven largely by environmental factors...
It is a mistake to think that obesity is a problem only in certain social or racial groups. The prevalence of significant obesity in the U.S. population is 29% for Caucasians, 34% for Hispanics and 40% for African Americans. Fully 78% of African American females are overweight or obese.
Amount of calories that needs to be consumed to Lose or Maintain a healthy weight.
Average 11 year old
Lose- 1,100-1,300 calories
Maintain- 1,400-1,600 calories
Average 12 year old
Lose- 1,100-1,300 calories
Maintain- 1,550-1,750 calories
Average 13 year old
Lose- 1,200-1,400 calories
Maintain- 1,700-1,900 calories
Instead of soda, you can drink the following:
Juice Mixed with Seltzer
Homemade Vegetable Juice
Exercises to help burn the calories you eat
The recommended time of exercise is 30 minutes.
calories burned for 125 pound person
calories burned for 185 pound person
Yoga 120 178
Bicycling 210 311
Walk 120 178
Dancing 165 244
Basketball 240 355
Basketball helps you burn calories