Essays Tagged: "Body mass index"


s. According to the Weight-Control Information Network (NIDDK), being overweight means having extra body mass as compared to defined weight standards while obesity refers to having an abnormally high ... to muscle. Mathematically, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) classifies obesity by using the Body Mass Index (BMI) chart, which calculates the ratio of weight (kg) over height squared (m2). For ...

(6 pages) 342 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


depending on the scientists or countries discussing it4. The main definitions are population means, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and percentage body fat. Scientists generally use the bod ... ht training would probably weigh more than an average person so could be classed as obese. To class body mass by population you take a group of people and calculate the mean weight. A person is ranked ...

(7 pages) 386 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Understanding Obesity

Obesity is defined as an abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over an individual's ideal body weight (Ford-Martin, 2003). Not long a ... d-Martin, 2003). Not long ago, obesity was revered as a sign of wealth. But in the 1900s, the ideal body type began to get thinner. The impact was felt primarily on woman and somehow their success in ... e linked to how thin they were. Science is now grasping the fact that biology plays a major role in body weight. Weight control is a huge medical problem in the U.S. (Powell, 2001). About half of the ...

(5 pages) 218 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Obesity Health Crisis

a and its frequency is steadily rising. The American Obesity Association (AOA) defines obesity as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30, while a BMI of 25 is defined as overweight in adults. The United States ... ntributed to this increasing health problem.There are many health concerns caused by this excess of body fat. They include hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, and diabetes. Obesity also of ...

(3 pages) 340 5 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Obesity in Youth

sity is eating incorrectly or lack of exercise. How healthy are you?Scientists use a measure called Body Mass Index, or BMI, to take height as well as weight into account. A BMI of 25 or more is consi ...

(4 pages) 196 1 4.8 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Obesity Among Our Children

e medical field. "A condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body" is the official definition of obesity (Britannica Online, [nd]. But according to the Institute ... itute of Medicine of the National Academics (2004), obesity means "an excess amount of subcutaneous body fat in proportion to lean body mass." There are many ways physicians and dieticians use to meas ...

(9 pages) 377 2 4.5 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

U.S. Obesity.

ming overweight or obese due to their diets and modern lifestyles. Obesity is defined by a person's body mass index (BMI). BMI is calculated by the weight of a person in kilograms divided by the squar ... ra value meal' (Ryan). This new diet, compared to little or no physical activity destroys the human body in the form of obesity (Ryan). Again comparing Americans to the rest of the world, it is easy t ...

(5 pages) 194 0 4.5 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Reduction Mammaplasty: An Assessment Of Risk Factors For Post-Operative Complications And Patient Satisfaction

ective study was designed to determine whether patient specific factors - age, smoking and obesity (Body Mass Index) and intra-operative factors, such as weight of tissue removed and duration of opera ... ymptoms or complete resolution. The results of this study shows that increased BMI and preoperative body weight are associated with a significant increase in the complication rate (p= 0.006 and p= 0.0 ...

(20 pages) 38 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Analysis of Newspaper Research

out the right weight. Researchers used the reported height and weight measurements to calculate the body mass index (BMI)of the children for comparison of the parents' perception to the standard crite ...

(4 pages) 65 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Obesity How do you feel about yourself and your appearance?

e an obese person? Obese is ?being seriously overweight-various among researchers. Calculating your body mass index (BMI) can help you determine whether you are overweight ( ... nt and the family.The major cause of obesity is the lack of exercising. A person who wants a better body needs to have discipline in exercising and dieting. If a person is over weight it will take the ...

(4 pages) 813 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Health and Wellness Programs in the Workplace

able killer in America. Doctor Robert E. Brolin (2002) has stated that anyone exceeding their ideal bodyweight by 20% or a body mass index of 30 or more is categorized as obese; and that 30% of Americ ...

(4 pages) 109 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Analysis of Newspaper Research Report Results

ght, weight, age, and gender of the participant's children (Bennett, Briggs, & Triola, 2003). A body mass index greater than or equal to the 95th percentile in comparison to children the same age ...

(4 pages) 80 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

PHL 458 - Current Societal Problem

t is considered a normal weight. The National Institute of Health considers a person obese if their body mass index is above 30. Body mass index (BMI) is "the standard measurement of choice for many h ... ered overweight, while a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. The mathematical equation for the body mass index is a person's weight in kilograms (kg) divided by the person's height in meters (m) ...

(10 pages) 67 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Video games

burned. Independent studies are producing positive results that playing Wii regularly can decrease body fat, lower resting heart rate, lower BMI (Body Mass Index), and result in weight loss (Haugen 5 ... performing the usual stretching and lifting exercises, patients find that Wii games, which require body movements similar to traditional therapy, are much enjoyable and less painful (Benefits Of Wii- ...

(4 pages) 51 0 4.5 Sep/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

To study the relationship between stress and obesity

alence of overweight in children was 16.5%. Compared to the previous NHANES survey (1988-1994), the body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 among adults had doubled.[2] (Of note, the prevalence of overw ...

(5 pages) 50 0 3.4 Nov/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Obesity - case study and health promotion paper

ended. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has adopted a classification system of body mass index (BMI). BMI, the indirect measure of body fat, identifies the overweight and obese in ... cal labor. As a result of sedentary life and over-consumption, the excessive fat accumulates in the body, and may have significant health consequences. Multiple research studies have revealed that exc ...

(17 pages) 138 0 5.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Child Obesity: The Cause

s defined as above the normal or desired weight. Obesity is a condition in which an accumulation of body fat may negatively affect health. When an individual gets to the point of obesity, they situate ... and children. Those are: weight tables, waist circumference, and, the most commonly used, the BMI (body mass index).Calculating the BMI is used widely by medical professionals and it is used on adult ...

(4 pages) 104 0 3.7 Feb/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Eating Disorder

loss and an intense fear of gaining weight ("What is"). People with this disorder typically have a body weight that is "…at least fifteen percent below the individuals 'ideal' weight…" ... teen percent below the individuals 'ideal' weight…" ("About Eating"). Its symptoms include a body mass index (BMI) of 17.5 or less, loss of menstrual periods and a distorted body image. Anorexi ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Ongoing Childhood Obesity

ty in children as it does adults. "Most professionals use published obesity guidelines that use the body mass index (BMI), or a modified BMI for age, as a measure of obesity for children. Others defin ... a modified BMI for age, as a measure of obesity for children. Others define obesity in children as body weight at least 20% higher than a healthy weight for a child of that height or a body fat perce ...

(6 pages) 63 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Nutrition and Fitness Paper SCI 100 Paradigms of Health

At 6'0" and approximately 210 lbs with a BMI (body mass index) of 28 I am considered overweight and very close to being obese according to the web ... nsulin resistance, illnesses, such as diabetes and so on.•Weight training helps in a healthier body with a bright outlook and the effects are long lasting.The third fitness habit that I could rea ... overall health and wellness. According to healthier eating will help me:•Control my body weight so that I am neither overweight nor underweight•Have extra energy•To reach my ...

(4 pages) 248 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays