Essays Tagged: "body fat"


now acceptance and happiness with themselves and others whenour culture propagates what the perfect body should be.It is the search for the elusive, perfect body that has created a thirty-three billio ... dy that has created a thirty-three billion dollars a yearweight loss industry. Yet few reduce their body fat and even fewer maintain their weight loss beyondtwo to three years. This leads to yo-yo die ...

(5 pages) 402 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Nothing Tastes as Good as Thin Feels.

ical public health threat in the United States. The term "obesity" refers to an excessive amount of body fat. In scientific terms, obesity occurs when a person consumes more calories than he or she bu ...

(3 pages) 119 5 2.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Antarctica - Polar Bears - Global Warming.

. Their coats have an outer layer of glossy guard hair that conceals a heavy layer of sub-cutaneous body fat. A polar bear is so well insulated that it experiences almost zero heat loss. In addition t ... y run. Because of this they usually walk at a leisurely pace so they don't overheat. A polar bear's body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, which is average for males.Polar Bears are the largest ...

(3 pages) 118 3 4.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

A Field Full Of Reality - Compares & Contrasts My Experience In Life And How This Event Has Helped Me To Become More Successful In Things That I Try To Accomplish.

the word often conjures up the image of a person, who is extraordinarily muscular, with next to no body fat. It can also be a person that possesses unbelievable agility, stamina and strength, able to ... he hand-off, as I spun to my left to break a tackle, I didn't feel my feet leave the ground, and my body turned. I fell and felt a sharp pain run through my left ankle. The pain slowly decreased, and ...

(5 pages) 44 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing


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

Strong drink is a greater menace to man kind than drugs? do you agree?

0 different chemicals, 60 of these have been proven to cause cancer. Alcohol is eliminated from the body in a few hours. THC, delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, the strongest intoxicating substance in dagg ... urs. THC, delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, the strongest intoxicating substance in dagga, stays in the body fat for months, even years. A person who smokes dagga 2 or 3 times a week is constantly under t ...

(2 pages) 39 1 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

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

Anorexia the disease of public eye

"Hollywood" type that they see in movies or on TV. But eventually it ends in a loss of 15% or more body fat until you get too skinny and malnourished that your body doesn't have anything to leave off ... norexia is the fact that people want to get skinny they have a real hard exercise routine and their body can't burn anything so it is hard on them and they may get tired a lot faster. It has become a ...

(3 pages) 52 1 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Obesity: The Global Epidemic

s the obese population had risen by almost 100 million people.Obesity refers to an excess amount of body fat, caused by psychological factors and a lack of exercise, and many other reasons, including ... its, and lifestyle factors. To be considered obese, a person has to have approximately 15%-20% more body fat than the average amount for their age and height. Another common reason to get to an obese ...

(2 pages) 162 1 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


er. Losing this weight helps to prevent and control these diseases.Obesity is a condition of excess body fat. It is the most common form of malnutrition in the Western world. It is important to note t ... to suffer a greater cardiovascular risk from a given degree of fat than women. The distribution of body fat may be an indicator of this difference. Men accumulate more fat cells in the abdominal regi ...

(2 pages) 125 2 4.4 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

What is Liposuction????

at is Liposuction?Liposuction is a surgical procedure intended to remove fat deposits and shape the body. Fat is removed from under the skin with the use of a vacuum-suction canula (a hollow pen-like ... decide to have liposuction to remove fat from that area. Liposuction is a procedure for shaping the body and is not recommended for weight loss.Liposuction may be performed on the abdomen, hips, thigh ...

(10 pages) 26 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Which Diet is Right for Your?

results. Some of these diets include taking pills such as Metabolife and Dexatrim that speed up the body's metabolism in turn burning body fat quicker. Most people today want to choose the fastest way ...

(1 pages) 54 0 2.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Causes of Obesity

d 45.6% of American children are categorized as overweight or obese, which means they have too much body fat (AOA). What causes this increasingly detrimental problem?First of all, the workplace has be ... he Reporter). Leptin is a hormone released by fat tissue that helps the brain regulate appetite and body weight. Among other things, it is designed to ensure reproductive fitness and survival in often ...

(5 pages) 187 1 4.8 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The U.S. is and overweight country.

ntryObesity is a condition of being significantly overweight. Obesity is having an excess amount of body fat. In today's economy there is a high percentage of obesity. The population of obese people i ... . Obesity effects the way of life that one lives.What is obesity? Obesity is men who are 25 percent body fat and women with more than 30 percent body fat (WIN). In scientific terms, obesity occurs whe ...

(5 pages) 169 1 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Personal composition - any topic we could choose, I chose "Keeping Fit"

al lifestyle. This is especially true for children. Obesity, a condition in which there is too much body fat, has become a health crisis in today's society. Recently, obesity has developed as a proble ...

(1 pages) 24 0 3.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

A Paper Concerning The Growing Problem of Obesity.

ntake, decreased physical activity, and genetic influences. The defining characteristics are excess body fat and the long-term treatment and management are necessary to achieve and sustain weight loss ... es, but we can change our behavior. Small victories in weight loss (often as little as 10% of total body mass) can result in positive effects on health and well-being, even if an ideal weight remains ...

(3 pages) 115 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Childhood obesity

, 2005). Stanton and Hills (2004) stated that obesity can be "defined as an excessive proportion of body fat" (p.11-13). Generally, obesity in children is caused by lack of physical activity, unhealth ... and social sectors.One of the negative effects of child obesity is health implications. Increasing body fattiness is associated by changes in body function (Royal College of Physicians of London, 200 ...

(3 pages) 296 0 4.3 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


hat is translucent. At room temperature, fats that are liquids are often referred to as oil. In the body, they are stored in special cells named 'adipose' cells, which are located under the skin and n ... cial cells named 'adipose' cells, which are located under the skin and near the vital organs of the body, where it serves to cushion the organs and bones and to provide insulation from the cold. Fat c ...

(2 pages) 27 0 2.3 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Paradoxical Nature of the Perfect Body

oday's society, a common attitude that surrounds many people is that they must achieve the "Perfect Body" in order to gain acceptance, control and success in their lives. The perfect body is fantasize ... oung, slim and lean with virtually no fat. However, even though the attitude surrounding this ideal body is strong, this lean machine frame is extremely hard to reach. And this is exactly the problem ...

(3 pages) 20 0 1.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine