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How do you reduce Body Fat Percentage ?
In the light of alarming trends in obesity, these pages essentially distil the wisdom from the surrounding myths on Body fat and ways of tackling .
PRLog (Press Release) - Dec 19, 2011 - As this year 2011 draws close to its end, most Americans are pummeled by statistics to show that as a nation, Americans have an increased rate of prevalence of obesity. Sample this slice of statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - States like Mississippi, West Virginia and Alabama topped the chart with over 32 % obesity rates. And the statistics for the rest of the world is not encouraging too. The WHO is concerned that by the year 2015, there will be about 2.3 billion overweight people from the total world population of 7 billion and about 700 million of them will be obese.
According to a survey in the UK, English women added about 6.5 inches to their waist measurement in the last 50 years.
The causes attributed to this modern malaise are the meteoric rise in sedentary jobs, motorized transportation, labor saving devices and convenience foods.
Increased obesity has a correlation to increased prevalence of heart disease, type II diabetes, osteoarthritis, stroke, deep vein thrombosis and even cancer. Associated emotional problems like low self-esteem and depression too may go unrecognized.
Now that we have placed some statistics to show the gloomy nature of this burgeoning issue, we will see ways of tackling this issue closer at home. For people like you and me, radical options like ditching the car or starvation diets are not alluring and practical.
The most common way to classify overweight and obesity is the Body Mass Index or BMI as it is commonly known. Women are more predisposed to higher percentage of body fat when compared with men for the same BMI. The female hormone estrogen contributes to about 5% more body fat in women than men. BMI calculation does not indicate the amount of body fat but instead throws light on the relative percentage of fat and muscle mass as compared to the height. BMI or Body Mass Index is one of the indicators of a person's overall health condition. The BMI chart must not be viewed in isolation but along with the person's age, lifestyle and other related issues.
But, a drawback with BMI is that it doesn't take into account a person's body fat content. There are possibilities that BMI may overestimate body fat if the person is muscular or athletic and report a high BMI. Likewise, if the person has low muscle mass it may underestimate body fat and report a low BMI.
What are the facts associated with Body fats ?
What is a Body Fat Percentage ?
How do you reliably measure the Body fat percentage?
Building lean muscle is a vital step towards weight loss and reducing body fat.
TargetWoman's editorial researchers have delved into this quintessential subject and have come up with answers to the questions raised above. TargetWoman has distilled the available body of information and presented compulsive content on subjects such as Women Health in their site.
Diet Plan Options for Women
Nov 12, 2008 – As women grow older, they pile on weight which indirectly or directly is responsible for the prevalence of so many complications - from breast cancer to increased insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease, and mortality rate.
The following data, part of a sample culled from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics website, show the susceptibility of gaining weight with passing years for women in general. Incidentally this statistics describes in detail about the population’s nutritional status, including growth, overweight, obesity, nutritional deficiencies, and prevalence of nutrition-related conditions, such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes. (1997):
Obese female population : 19.3 % (all ages)
Overweight Female Population : 46.6 % (all ages)
18 -24 Years Old : 33.3 %
25 - 44 Years old : 42.9 %
45 - 64 Years old : 55.0 %
White : 43 %
Hispanic : 56.8 %
Black : 64 %
There are many fad diets which claim to bring down excess weight and each proponent or adherent swears by it.
How effective are they?
As in clothing, there is no one size which fits all – when it comes to diet schemes too. How would it be if you can review all the popular diet plans in one place and decide which plan will work best for you ?
TargetWoman Women Information portal went into this ever increasing tribe of diets. They have published more than 30 different varieties of diet plans in their diet section. There are quite a bit of diet options to choose – from Low cholesterol diet to blood group diet all under one roof – http://www.targetwoman.com/articles/diet.html
Painstaking attention to detail and well researched information is the hall mark of all these pages – with no commercial bias. After all these pages are from the leading Women online publication with no funding from any commercial entities.
Breast Cancer Symptoms
According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, nearly 215,000 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2004 in the United States alone. These staggering figures speak for themselves. The need for dissemination of information regarding breast cancer symptoms, early detection and diagnostic tests is imminent.
Women Health Articles in an Easily Digestible Form
(OPENPRESS) June 18, 2005 -- "Unlike what is commonly believed, anorexia nervosa is not about loss of hunger but about a person constantly battling hunger in the quest for a slim and perfect body image. Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are often not easy to diagnose and can lie dormant till they assume larger proportions. The statistics for anorexia and other eating disorders show that nearly 15% of young women adopt unhealthy eating habits and attitudes. What is the treatment for anorexia nervosa ? What are its symptoms ?"