1.2 Weight Problems

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1.2 Weight Problems

  • If you take in more energy than you use = excess stored as fat.
  • If you take in less energy than you use = decrease of BMI  
  • Eating a too much food = overweight or obese.
  • Eating too little food = underweight or anorexic
  • (Both forms of malnourishment.)
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1.2 Weight Problems


Obesity can lead to serious health problems:

  • Arthritis
  • Type 2 diabetes (High blood sugar levels which are hard to control)
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease 
  • Obese people are more likely to die young. 

Anorexia can lead to health problems:

  • Menstrual cycle stopping
  • Tiredness
  • Weak bones
  • Deficiency disease           
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1.2 Weight Problems


Losing Weight


  • Reduce amount of energy you have, by cutting back the amount of food you eat. (Cut down on energy rich foods)
  • Increase the amount of energy you use, by doing more exercise.
  • The best is to do both - reduce your energy intake and exercise more. 

 You need some body fat to cushion your internal organs.

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