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Obesity

By: Alec Artidiello
and
Milagros Isabel Baez

Table of Contents

Topic Discription……………………………………………….1

Topic Cause……………………………………………………2

Topic Solution/Prevention…………………………………….3

Topic Conclusion (Opinion)…………………………………..4

Topic Data and Statistics……………………………………..5

Bibliography…………............................................................6

Obesity

      The foods that we eat everyday contribute to our well being. Many different foods provide us with the nutrients we need to stay healthy and maintain our weight. Food also provides us with the calories we need to get energy throughout the day. But sometimes, people consume more calories that they can burn. These calories that are not burned turn to fat and is stored in our bodies. Many people throughout the country overeat regularly and gain weight to eventually become obese. Obesity is the total amount of excess body fat. A person is considered obese when his/her weight is 20% higher than usual. This is calculated with a BMI (body mass index) tool. Body mass index is a measurement that compares both your weight and your height to identify your BMI. A healthy BMI would be considered between 19 and 22. This is a person who is healthy or a disciplined eater who maintains an exercise schedule throughout the week. Anything between 22 and 25 would be considered normal but on the verge of being overweight. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight and anyone who has a BMI above that is diagnosed with obesity. There are extreme cases of obesity called “Morbid Obesity”. This is when a person is 50%-100% over their average weight. These people have a BMI of 40 or higher. This is a dangerous case that will severely interfere with your health. Page 1 | Obesity

Your health is the most important thing to take care of within your life. It lets you live a longer life and keeps you in tip-top shape to do physical and mental things. But obesity tares your health apart. It...
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