Obesity

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  • OBESITY
    • Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to classify obesity of over 30 or 20 per cent or more above the ideal weight or height.
      • BMI compares weight to height.
    • A term used to describe people with a large fat content (over 40%)
    • EFFECTS ON FITNESS
      • limiting agility
        • difficult to change direction quikly
      • limiting flexibility
        • difficult for performers to used full range of movement at joints.
      • limiting speed/power
        • hard to react quickly enough or produce force
      • limiting stamina/cardio-vascular endurance
        • difficult to continue physical activities for long periods of time
    • EFFECTS ON HEATH AND WELL-BEING
      • HOW IT CAN CAUSE ILL HEALTH
        • PHYSICAL
          • contributes to heat attacks and diseases
          • choleterol levels rise
          • increase in blood pressure
          • can lead to injury
          • contributes to the development of cancer
          • can make the individual feel like they cannot comfortably enjoy activities
          • development of diabeties
        • MENTAL / EMOTIONAL
          • can cause loss in confidence
          • can lead to depression
          • can make the individual feel like they cannot contribute to society
        • SOCIAL
          • can make the individual feel unable to leave home
          • can make the individual conscious of how they look and therefore uncomfortable in social situations
          • can lead to the inability to socialise
    • Being significantly overweight can effect your sporting performance but can also affect three different aspects of health and well-being
      • EFFECTS ON HEATH AND WELL-BEING
        • HOW IT CAN CAUSE ILL HEALTH
          • PHYSICAL
            • contributes to heat attacks and diseases
            • choleterol levels rise
            • increase in blood pressure
            • can lead to injury
            • contributes to the development of cancer
            • can make the individual feel like they cannot comfortably enjoy activities
            • development of diabeties
          • MENTAL / EMOTIONAL
            • can cause loss in confidence
            • can lead to depression
            • can make the individual feel like they cannot contribute to society
          • SOCIAL
            • can make the individual feel unable to leave home
            • can make the individual conscious of how they look and therefore uncomfortable in social situations
            • can lead to the inability to socialise

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