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BODY MASS INDEX
BMI for adults over 20 years
|Moderately to Morbidly Obese|
|| Food to Fat ||
Dear Friend !
Think of food as fat in modern days.
Because anything you eat,
whether it is carbohydrate, protein or fat,
if it is more than your body needs,
is converted into fat
and stored in your body.
Which gives you excess of weight and unhealthiness.
Do you know obesity is defined by your Body Mass Index or BMI?
BMI means your weight divided by your height.
If it is 25, you are overweight.
If it is 30, you are obese.
Over 35, you are morbidly obese.
Below 18.5 is underweight.
If you are under 25 you have less chances of health risks.
If you are over 25
and have diabetes, gall stones, high blood pressure, arthritis, stroke and heart disease
you have increased chances of health risks.
Obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable death.
BMI correlates with body fat.
The relation between fatness and BMI differs with age and gender.
Women are more likely to have a higher percent of body fat than men for the same BMI.
Similarly, older people may have more body fat than younger adults with the same BMI.
You need carbohydrate, protein, and fat in proper proportion for your growth and development.
Excess of food or calories store in the form of fat.
Calorie is expression of energy.
An average woman needs about 1600 to 1800 calories a day.
An average man needs about 2200 to 2400 calories a day.
Calorie requirement changes according to age, gender, activity, general condition, etc.
Anything you eat beyond your need for energy coverts into fat and is stored in your body which increases your weight.
Because of their rate of growth and development changes, BMI changes in children and teens.
Just as calorie requirement, BMI for adult is different than BMI for children and teens of 2 to 20 years.
BMI in children and teens is different for boys than for girls.
BMI decreases during the preschool years, than increases into adulthood.
BMI for children and teens (2 - 20 years) is plotted on age and gender specific growth charts.
Ask your doctor or nutritionist about it.
Today's lesson is:
Keep your weight on the healthy side.
May any good advice come from all over.
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