Nutrition and Wellness Obesity Review
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How do you measure obesity?
BMI greater than 30-Body weight more than 20% of normal- Body fat % over 30%
What is the main impact on obesity?
Consumption of more calories than you burn and eating or exercising too little
How does age impact obesity?
The 16-24 age groups, both males and females, is substantially less at risk of becoming obese than older age groups
How do genetics impact obesity?
Genes can directly cause obesity in disorders and in some cases, a person's genetic code and behavior may both be needed for a person to be overweight
Name 2 health problems related to obesity.
Cardiovascular diseases and endocrine diseases
Name 3 options for treating obesity
Dietary changes, exercise and medication
What is the definition for obesity?
Obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat
How is obesity caused?
Eating too much and exercising too little
How do environmental factors affect obesity?
There is fewer options for physical activity and healthy eating
Name one way physical activity can affect obesity.
There is a lack of exercise
How is body fat measured in obesity?
Usually weighing on a scale
What is one way obesity can affect our lives?
It can affect our everyday life and what we think about ourselves
How can we stop obesity?
Encourage good exercise and healthy eating habits
How is our heart affected by obesity?
There is more pressure on the heart
How can illness affect obesity?
They can affect our eating habits and metabolism
How does medication impact obesity?
Some medications can lead to weight gain if you don't compensate through diet or exercise
Name two ways psychological factors impact obesity.
Frequent snacking on high-calorie foods and night eating
How does the quality of food cause obesity?
What we choose to eat can impact obesity
How much exercise do you need?
At least 30 minutes of physical activity each day for five days a week
How does the number of calories cause obesity?
Eating too many calories can cause weight gain
How do the types of food cause obesity?
Fast foods, sugary foods, and high calorie foods
How does the role of fast food in the diet cause obesity?
Eating too many fast foods and not enough healthy foods
How is BMI measured in obesity?
Calculate your weight using standard or metric measures
How is body weight measured in obesity?
Usually on weighing scales
What is one way can obesity affect our everyday life?
It can make it harder to find clothes that fit
How can we prevent obesity?
Exercising more and eating more healthier foods
How can health problems in obesity be fatal?
It can increase the risk for a fatal heart attack
How can obesity affect how we feel about ourselves?
It could make us uncomfortable about our weight
What is the biggest impact on obesity?
Watching more TV and doing less exercise
How does exercise help with obesity?
Exercise can help you loose weight