Defining Weight Loss

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Enter the Fascinating World Of Weight Loss

Weight loss is a goal for many people; however, unlike other health issues, the need for weight loss is often considered for cosmetic or self-image reasons as much as to reduce the risk of developing health problems. The need to lose weight is also often viewed as one of those necessary evils in life and […]

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CDC Table for Calculated Body Mass Index Values for Selected Heights and Weights for Ages 2 to 20 Years

The Body Mass Index (BMI) tables represent the calculations of body fat for children aged 2 years old to 20 years old. Unlike the adult BMI table, the children’s growth charts accommodate a growing child ranging in height from 29 inches to 78 inches and 18 pounds to 250 pounds. The calculation is the same […]

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Body Mass Index (BMI) Tables

The Body Mass Index table for adults is a quick way of figuring if your weight is within appropriate limits for your height. The BMI is actually a calculation using weight in pounds divided by height in inches in the U.S. (weight in kilograms divided by height in meters in countries using the metric system), […]

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Current Research On Weight Loss

The battle on weight loss is ongoing.  New research continues to try to help more people lose weight, as the current rates of obesity and being overweight in America continue to rise. There are products on the market that are proving to be beneficial to those who are having problems losing weight. Current medical research […]

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Do You Knew What Your Child’s Eating at School?

School Issues The level of obesity that is rising in our children and teenagers is quite alarming. Children who are overweight or obese have a greater likelihood of developing a number of serious health problems as children and as adults. In the United States, 10 percent of children who are two to five years old […]

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Encourage Your Child to Put Down the Cell Phone and Go Outside

Increasing Activity Levels of Children for Weight Control Little Johnnie or teenage Mary really want to sit with their laptops in their laps, thumb text messages for hours on the cell phone, or play electronic games for more hours. The problem is that these activities are not exercise. Couple a sedentary lifestyle with wrong food choices […]

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Are You Meeting Your Child’s Special Calorie and Nutrition Needs?

Special Calorie and Nutrition Needs of Children If you and your doctor have determined that your child is overweight or obese, you definitely need to take some steps to help your child reduce his or her weight so that he or she can avoid potential future health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.  […]

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Is Your Child Overweight? Time to Learn New Habits!

Determining if a Child is Overweight Overall, 17% of the total U.S.children and adolescent population, around 12.5 million total, are obese2, meaning that they have a Body Mass Index (a measurement that compares weight and height3) of 30 or higher.  That translates to having a body weight that is at least 30 pounds heavier than […]

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Children Confronting What Used to be an Adult Problem – Obesity!

Children and Adolescents – Obesity Perhaps the most frightening aspect of the recent weight epidemic in the United States is the fact that our children and teenagers are weighing more at younger ages than previous generations did.  In fact, 17% of children and adolescents (about 12.5 million total) from the ages of 2 to 19 […]

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Some Topics in Weight Loss are Special

The statistics speak for themselves unfortunately.  The population is putting on weight at an alarming rate. Even more disturbing is the fact that U.S. citizens have obesity and extreme obesity rates that are accelerating also.  The following graphs for obesity rates for men and women clearly show the rising numbers.1   Figure 1: Obesity Rates […]


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