Body Mass Index (BMI): Are You at a Healthy Weight? by Dana E. Smith
... Men and women with waist lines in excess of 40 and 35 inches, respectively, are much more at risk for health problems like Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Like every rule of thumb, this one also has it exception. Body builders, for example, often have a body mass index above 25 and sometimes even above 30. In this case, however, the higher BMI reflects the fact that body builders have more muscle mass without having more fat.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Can't Measure Your Overall Health by Ian Mason
... Having a high BMI correlates with a higher risk for conditions including:-cardiovascular disease -high blood pressure -osteoarthritis -some cancers -diabetesBut there’s a limit to how useful the BMI is in telling you about the state of your health. So What's The Limit? David S. is a 40-year-old art director; he weighs 240 pounds and is 6 foot tall. According to his insurance agent’s BMI calculator, David’s BMI is 32.5, well above the threshold for obesity.
Obesity and Health by Joseph Then
... With weight problems, you will most likely experience high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. The weight that surrounds your heart makes the heart have to function at a more difficult pace. The heart will begin to strain trying to provide the brain blood and oxygen. It’s also the reason for high blood pressure. Many people who are over weight tend to develop diet problems and become diabetic. There are many factors that can cause a person to become diabetic and the food and drinks ...
What is Your Healthy Body Weight by Kim Beardsmore
... Overweight people tend to have higher blood pressure and higher blood cholesterol, which are major risk factors for heart attack and other blood vessel disease. Being overweight can contribute to problems in the joints, and is also associated with other serious diseases such as diabetes. How you tell if you are overweight As we are all different shapes and sizes, there is not one recommended weight for your height. Instead there is a range of weights that are healthy for your height.
Exercising Prevents Heart Problems by Alan Rosca
... If a person weights less, it burns fewer calories but if it weights more, it burns more calories: - Bicycling six mph – 240 cals/hr - Jogging 5 mph – 740 cals/hr - Jumping rope – 750 cals/hr - Running – 650 cals/hr - Swimming twenty-five yds/min – 275 cals/hr - Tennis – 400 cals/hr - Walking three mph – 320 cals/hr Physical inactivity is a risk factor for coronary heart disease along with high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes, smoking, or high blood cholesterol.
Obesity in America -- The Growing Epidemic! by Shelley Hitz
... With obesity, comes the increased risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, Type II Diabetes, heart disease, and breast, colon, and prostate cancer. In addition, obesity has been linked to mental health conditions such as depression or feelings of shame and low self-esteem. Health experts say that even losing 10 to 15 percent of your body weight can dramatically decrease the risk of developing these serious conditions. In addition, many obese people are discriminated against and targets ...
Proven Ways to Lose Weight Before Your Wedding by Kathleen Terrana
... It will help suppress your appetite, and the antioxidants will help fight viruses, slow aging, lower blood pressure, and blood sugar. · Try to eliminate cookies, pies, doughnuts, cake and ice cream, if possible. · Avoid fast food restaurants. If you must, treat yourself to a regular portion of fries, at 210 calories. When dining out, make a salad your dinner meal. Items to avoid at salad bars are croutons, bacon bits, creamy dressings, and salads made with mayonnaise.
The Diet Demons by Deborah Caruana
... Extra fat in the abdomen is linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, early heart disease, and certain types of cancer. Smoking and too much alcohol increase abdominal fat and the risk for diseases related to obesity. That is why I prioritize the abdominal measurement. (Ask me anytime, I have my fat calipers at hand at all times.) The healthiest and most effective way to decrease body fat is through a slight negative energy balance where caloric expenditure slightly exceeds caloric intake.