Health of the Nation

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  • Created on: 07-02-17 20:13

Health of the Nation

Cardiovascular Health:

  • More exercise
  • Reduce fat and salt in diet
  • Stop smoking
  • No alcohol
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • CHD
  • Angina
  • Coronary thrombosis

Important Facts

Obesity is weighing down the economy.

More than 25% in the UK are overweight or obese.

Average Body Fat

Male= 12-18%

Female= 22-28%

Elite Athletes 

Male= 6-12%

Female= 12-20%

Body size= height and weight.

Body build= muscularity, height or fatness of frame/shape.

Health= a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merelt the absence of disease or infirmity.

Body Mass Index

Body mass index uses height and weight to calculate a value for percentage body fat which falls under a category (underwight, normal, overweight or obese). It is used to indicate whether weight may cause health issues for an individual.

Underweight= below 18.5

Overweight= 15-29.9

Obese= over 30

Body Mass


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