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  • Nutrition
    • Basal metabolic rate (BMR)
      • how fast energy is being used, depends on gender, age , physique
      • infants have a high BMR for their size - due to their rapid growth and development
      • men usually have a higher BMR than women since they tend to have more muscle
    • Percentage body fat
      • the proportion of body fat to lean body tissue
      • men 10-20%, women 15-25%
    • Body mass index (BMI)
      • indication of height to weight ratio
      • high BMI (above 30) indicates obesity
    • Obesity
      • condition where a person's percentage body fat is over 40%
      • causes cancer (2nd only to smoking)
      • people who are obese are more likely to suffer from coronary hear disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure


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