Obesity causes mechanical compression of the diaphragm, lungs, and chest cavity, which can lead to restrictive pulmonary damage. Furthermore, excess fat decreases total respiratory system compliance, increases pulmonary…

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What it is. An initial screening for BMI and behavioral therapy sessions that include a dietary assessment and counseling to help you lose weight by focusing on diet…

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As we age, our metabolism slows and the rate at which we break down food decreases by 10 percent each decade after age 20. Metabolism is the amount…

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So is it okay to be a little bit fat? The answer is probably yes: people with a BMI of 25 might view themselves as “a bit” fat,…

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In adults, obesity increases the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, some cancers, and other chronic diseases. During childhood, obesity increases the chance that…

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Body Mass Index is a simple calculation using a person’s height and weight. The formula is BMI = kg/m2 where kg is a person’s weight in kilograms and…

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Obesity can be associated with several endocrine alterations arising as a result of changes in the hypothalamic-pituitary hormones axes. These include hypothyroidism, Cushing’s disease, hypogonadism and growth hormone…

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Luckily, a slow metabolism isn’t permanent, and with the right changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can rev up your metabolism — and get back to feeling…

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More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. In the United States, 36.5 percent of adults are obese. Another 32.5 percent of American adults are…

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If you exceed the weight standards, you’ll undergo a body-fat-measurement. If you exceed the body-fat requirements of the specific serving that you’re joining, your processing stops, and you’ll…

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