Overweight and obesity us surgeon generals healthy weight advice for weight loss

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US Surgeon Generals information on obesity and overweight and advice on healthy weight.

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Overweight and obesity us surgeon generals healthy weight advice for weight loss

  1. 1. The Surgeon General’s Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and ObesitySurgeon General’sHealthy WeightAdvice for Consumers“Choose a Healthy Weight for Life”AIM FOR A HEALTHY WEIGHT• Find your Body Mass Index (BMI) on the chart below.• If you are overweight or obese, losing just 10% of your body weight can improve your health.• If you need to lose weight, do so gradually—1/2 to 2 pounds per week.BE ACTIVE• Keep physically active to balance the calories you consume.• Be physically active for at least 30 minutes (adults) or 60 minutes (children) on most days of the week.• Limit TV time to less than 2 hours per day.EAT WELL• Select sensible portion sizes.• Follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines).ARE YOU AT A HEALTHY WEIGHT? WHAT IS YOUR BODY MASS INDEX?29 31 34 36 39 41 43 46 48 51 53 56 58 6027 29 31 34 36 38 40 43 45 47 49 52 54 5625 27 29 31 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 5223 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 4922 24 26 27 29 31 33 35 37 38 40 42 44 4621 22 24 26 28 29 31 33 34 36 38 40 41 4319 21 23 24 26 27 29 31 32 34 36 37 39 4018 20 21 23 24 26 27 29 30 32 34 35 37 3817 19 20 22 23 24 26 27 29 30 32 33 35 3616 18 19 20 22 23 24 26 27 28 30 31 33 3415 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 30 31 3215 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 3014 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 2913 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28Weight in Pounds120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 210 220 230 240 2504’64’84’105’05’25’45’65’85’106’06’26’46’66’8HeightinFeetandInchesNote: This chart is for adults (aged 20 years and older).
  2. 2. The Surgeon General’s Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity} }Measuring Overweight and ObesityWHAT MEASURE IS USED?• An expert panel, convened by the National Institutes of Health in 1998, recommended that Body Mass Index (BMI)be used to classify overweight and obesity.WHY IS BMI USED?• BMI correlates with risk of disease and death; for example, heart disease increases with increasing BMI in allpopulation groups.• Calculating BMI is simple, rapid, and inexpensive.• BMI correlates well with total body fat for the majority of people.DETERMINING BMI• BMI is a measure of weight in relation to height:weight (kg) weight (pounds) x 703height (m)2or height (inches)2• As an alternative to calculating BMI, tables to determine BMI are commonly available(www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi_tbl.htm).CLASSIFICATION OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY BY BMI• In adults:• Healthy weight 18.5-24.9• Overweight 25.0-29.9• Obesity Class I 30.0-34.9Class II 35.0-39.9Class III >40.0• In children and adolescents aged 6 to 19 years, overweight has been defined as a sex- and age-specific BMI at orabove the 95th percentile, based on revised Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts(www.cdc.gov/growthcharts).• BMI has some limitations in that it can overestimate body fat in persons who are very muscular, and it can under-estimate body fat in persons who have lost muscle mass, such as many elderly.• An actual diagnosis of overweight or obesity should be made by a health professional.HEALTH CONSEQUENCES• Overweight and obesity are associated with heart disease, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, stroke, arthritis,breathing problems, and psychological disorders, such as depression.• Solely having a BMI in the overweight or obese range does not necessarily indicate that a person is unhealthy.Other risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, and personal and familymedical history are important to consider when assessing overall health.• The higher a person’s BMI is above 25, the greater their weight-related health risks.{BMI={BMI=

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