WHAT ARE OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY?
The terms “overweight” and “obesity” refer to a person's overall body weight and whether it's too high. Overweight is having extra body weight from muscle, bone, fat and/or water. Obesity is having a high amount of extra body fat.
The most useful measure of overweight and obesity is body mass index (BMI). BMI is based on height, and weight and is used for adults, children and teens.
Millions of Americans and people worldwide are overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese puts you at risk for many diseases and conditions. The more body fat that you have and more you weigh, the more likely you are to develop:
Coronary heart disease
High blood pressure
Type 2 diabetes
Your weight is the result of many factors. These factors include environment, family history and genetics, metabolism, behavior or habits, and more. You can't change your family history. However, you can change other factors, such as your lifestyle habits.
The Central Montana Sports Center is the perfect place to begin or to continue your healthy active lifestyle. Because it is an indoor center, you can enjoy your favorite sport or activity year-round. You can join an indoor soccer or basketball league, attend any number of camps or participate in a fitness program designed specifically for you. All this and more will be available to everyone who wants to play.
To find out more about obesity trends in Montana or the physical guidelines for children and adults, click on the links below for downloadable information.