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CDC Fat Map Is Out

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The obesity map is out from the Center For Disease Control, or better known as the Federal Buzz Kill Center.

Idaho comes in 29th out of the 50 states with almost 30% or 3 out of 10 (in case you didn’t do well with math in school)  people here in Idaho are considered Obese.

From the State of Obesity, here is what being considered Obese is.  (Note, there is more math to do) BTW, I’m considered on the edge of obese according to this.  That’s the part I hate about body mass indicator, it doesn’t take into account muscle mass. I know from actual tests at Axiom, that I have 12% body fat, so the BMI index doesn’t work on me.

Definitions of Obesity and Overweight

Obesity is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat or adipose tissue in relation to lean body mass.3,4 Overweight refers to increased body weight in relation to height, which is then compared to a standard of acceptable weight.5 Body mass index is a common measure expressing the relationship (or ratio) of weight to height. The equation is:

BMI Equation

Adults with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight, while individuals with a BMI of 30 or more are considered obese.

BMI is considered an important measure for understanding population trends. For individuals, it is one of many factors that should be considered in evaluating healthy weight, along with waist size, body fat composition, waist circumference, blood pressure, cholesterol level and blood sugar.6

See the state by state obese map here.

Kevin Mee

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