Over 60% of the North American population is dangerously overweight! Worse yet, North Americas leading health organizations say the percentage of obese children has doubled and the percentage of obese adolescents tripled, over the past 20-years. I dont know about you, but I take it pretty seriously when I hear that because of obesity many children of this generation wont outlive their parents. Whether you want to believe it or not, obesity is a major North American health crisis; however its hardly treated as seriously as pandemics like the Bird Flu or SARS.
Obesity is a pandemic. It affects a vast majority of people on a global level, and its the culprit of numerous life-threatening illnesses - heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and osteoarthritis, gout and gallbladder, and more recently, obesity has been blamed for causing certain types of cancer. However, people continue to gain weight, eat poorly and remain inactive.
I think obesity doesnt get the attention it deserves because unlike other pandemics, it cant be cured by popping a pill, with a quick shot or by a short stay in a hospital. Battling obesity takes discipline, willpower and dedication that most of us dont have or see the significance to have. Please treat your health seriously by taking the appropriate measures to maintain it for as long as possible.
BMI Calculator The Body Mass Index is ONLY a guess-timates your body fat percentage, by comparing your weight to your height. If youre using a BMI calculator for the first time, please keep in mind that BMI calculators cannot differentiate the bodys muscle weight from its body fat weight. For this reason, individuals with a lot of muscle mass are placed in the obese category which is far from the truth.
Target Heart Rate Calculator By finding and aiming for your THR during workouts, you know youll be exercising at a vigorous enough level to get the results you desire.
Lose A Pound Calculator Determine how many calories you can realistically burn doing your favorite activities. Remember, the key to permanent weight loss is to lose it safely and gradually – no more than 2 to 3 pounds per week - and that takes time.
Calories Burned Calculator I equate not knowing how many calories Im burning during exercise, to paying a hefty amount for a product before having any idea what it does. Calories are burned thanks to the bodys metabolism, or what I like to call the bodys furnace. Cardiovascular, and particularly resistance training, build lean muscle mass and increase your metabolism - which burns more fat even when youre at rest.
Water Requirement Calculator Did you know that 60% of the human body is made up of water? Every day the human body sheds between 10 and 12 cups of water water that your body expects back. Use this calculator to ensure youre getting enough water on a daily basis.