Unformatted text preview: CHAPTER 10: WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Dr. Olfert's Brief Topic Overview Weight management means maintaining your weight within a healthy range. Being either overweight or underweight can lead to health problems. One way to determine if you are at a healthy weight is to measure your body mass index (BMI). BMI is a calculation of your weight in relationship to your height. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy. The average healthy adult male between the ages of 20 and 49 carries 16 to 21 percent body fat, and a woman of the same age range carries 22 to 26 percent of her weight as body fat. There are several techniques that can be used to measure body fat such as bioelectrical impedance and underwater weighing. Visceral fat that is located around the waist is more likely to lead to health problems than fat stored elsewhere in the body. Energy balance is the state at which your energy intake and energy expenditure are equal. Energy needs are different for each person. The three factors that affect your energy requirements are basal metabolic are different for each person....
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