More of us are going to be obese according to Researchers at Harvard University
These researcher’s say that America’s obesity epidemic won’t plateau until at least 42 percent of adults are obese. 34 percent of American adults are overweight but not obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and the adult obesity rate at 34 percent.
FYI- The CDC says that overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. The terms also identify ranges of weight that have been shown to increase the likelihood of certain diseases and other health problems.
Definitions for Adults
For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the “body mass index” (BMI). BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with their amount of body fat.
An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.
An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.
As an example,
Height Weight Range BMI Considered
5′ 9″ 124 lbs or less Below 18.5 Underweight
125 lbs to 168 lbs 18.5 to 24.9 Healthy weight
169 lbs to 202 lbs 25.0 to 29.9 Overweight
203 lbs or more 30 or higher Obese
It is important to remember that although BMI correlates with the amount of body fat, BMI does not directly measure body fat. As a result, some people, such as athletes, may have a BMI that identifies them as overweight even though they do not have excess body fat. For more information about BMI, visit Body Mass Index.
As for the researchers from Harvard University, the team predicts that adult obesity rates will rise for another 40 years before leveling out. And before reaching that plateau, 42 percent of adults will be obese, the team predict.
More than one third of U.S. adults—more than 72 million—people and 17% of U.S. children are obese. From 1980 through 2008, obesity rates for adults have doubled and rates for children have tripled. During the past several decades, obesity rates for all groups in society regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education level, or geographic region have increased markedly.
Saturday 9: Watching the Wheels
1. What do you see when you are watching the wheels go round?
I really love to watch them roll, No longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go,
2. Do you watch reality shows? Which ones?
Housewives (not DC thank you), a few other Bravo’s and bits and pieces of Biggest Loser (can’t take the commercials).
3. What’s your favorite all time reality show?
Bozo’s Circus and Superbowl XX
4. Do you feel “reality” shows are real or are they faked?
Many are filled with camera and other kids of ho’s. I mean, they gotta sell ad space right?
5. What does your personal neon sign say to the world?
7. What gives you a headache? Could be a scent, a sound, someone’s actions – anything.
Freeloader #1 asking for moolah (as I type this as a matter of fact)
8. What song, artist or album in your music collection would you pull out and play if you wanted to give your roommate/neighbors a huge, head-splitting headache?
Crank it baby…
9. What do you do to relieve stress?
Lots of #8….
Monday Mayhem is gonna be way cool this week!!!!!