1.5 BILLION ADULTS ARE OVERWEIGHT.
25 % HIGHER HEALTH CARE COSTS COMPARED TO A PERSON OF AVERAGE WEIGHT
65% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION LIVE IN COUNTRIES WHERE THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM OBESITY THAN MALNUTRITION.
43 MILLION CHILDREN UNDER 5 ARE OVERWEIGHT That ‘s almost 7%
YOU NEED TO BURN 3500 CALORIES TO DROP A SINGLE POUND OF BODY FAT
That’s about 9 hours on the elliptical.
BY THE NUMBERS:
200 MILLION MEN & 300 MILLION WOMEN ARE OBESE.
THAT S MORE THAN 10% OF THE ADULT POPULATION.
AND THE PROBLEM IS GROWING
OBESITY IN 1980 OBESITY IN 2008
7.9% OF WOMEN 13.8% OF WOMEN
4.89% OF MEN 9.8°b OF MEN
$300 BILLION ANNUAL HEALTH CARE COSTS FOR OBESITY IN THE U.S. AND CANADA.
SEVERELY OBESE PEOPLE DIE UP TO 10 TEARS SOONER THAN THOSE OF NORMAL WEIGHT.
Overweight and obese are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.
WORLDS FATTEST COUNTRIES
NAURU 94.5% overweight.
FSM Federated States of Micronesia 91.1% overweight.
COOK ISLANDS 90.9% overweight.
TONGA 90.8% overweight.
NIUE 81.7% overweight.
SAMOA 80.4% overweight.
PALAU 78.4% overweight.
KUWAIT 74.2% overweight.
USA 74.1 % overweight.
KIRIBATI 73.6% overweight.
In Japan, about one-in-every-20 adult women is obese, compared to one-in-10 in the Netherlands, one-in-four in Jordan, one-in-three in the United States and Mexico, and up to set’cn-in-10 in Tonga.
Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. To determine your BMI, divide your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in meters.
(For those that don’t do metric, that’s your weight in pounds x 703, divided by your height in inches squared, or 703Lb/I2)
WHAT’S YOUR BMI? >25 >30 >35 >40
Overweight Class I Class II Class III
Obese Obese Obese
As Asian populations develop negative health consequences at a lower BMI than Caucasians, some nations have redefined obesity: for the Japanese, obesity is any BMI greater than 25: China uses a BMI of greater than 28.