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Ditch the Donuts, Obesity in Effect!


What is Obesity?

● Obesity means having too much body fat.

● The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or water.

Causes

Obesity occurs overtime when more calories are eaten than used. Factors that might affect weight include: overeating, eating high­ fat foods, and not being physically active.

Problems from Obesity

Being obese increases your risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Arthritis,

and some cancers.

Strategies to prevent Obesity

● Exercise on a daily basis.

● Choose what you eat carefully. Be sure to have balance meals. For example:

1. Fruits­ (male: 2 cups) (female: 1 1⁄2 to 2 cups) a day of fruit.

2. Vegetables­ (male: 2 1⁄2 to 3 cups) (female: 2 to 2 1⁄2 cups) a day of vegetables.

3. Protein­ (male: 5 1⁄2 to 6 1⁄2 ounces) (female: 5 to 5 1⁄2 ounces) a day of protein.

4. Grains­ (male: 3 to 4 ounces) (female: 3 ounces) a day of grains.

5. Dairy­ (male: 3 cups) (female: 3 cups) of dairy a day.

Ways of Losing Weight:

1. Eat less.

2. Exercise More.

3. Drink lots of water

Some Cases on Obesity

Case # 1

Facts:

● A 52 year old woman with

obesity.

● Has obesity for over 9 years.

● Is 5' 1’’ and weighs 265.

Solution: She goes to the doctor

regularly and is on a diet.

Source: journal.diabetes.org

Case # 2

Facts:

● Man named David age 58.

● First Weight in: 304 lbs.

Solution: He solved his obesity by

exercising daily and riding his bike

for many hours.

Source: obesity.org


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