Some statistics that will make you thank yourself for the changes you make today later on in life.
Stat 1: Being 10kg (a little over 22 pounds) overweight cuts three years off your life. If you are obese, say 20kg (a little over 44 pounds) overweight, this means you will lose seven years. Add smoking to the equation and you can kiss goodbye to 14 years.
Stat 2: An extra 15kg (a little over 33 pounds) increases your heart rate by 17 beats per minute. The average resting heart rate is 70 for men and 75 for women.
Stat 3: A waist measurement of more than 100cm for men and 90cm for women places you in the highest risk category for developing type 2 diabetes. A weight gain of as little as 5-8kg doubles your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active and eating a healthy diet can reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by 60%.
Stat 4: Obese women have a 115% and obese men 80% greater risk of early death (between 40 and 70 years).
Stat 5: People with a body mass index of more than 29 have 3-4 times greater risk of developing heart disease.
Stat 6: Being overweight increases your chances of stroke, osteoarthritis, cancer, sleep apnoea, gall-bladder disease and fatty liver disease.
FYI to that anon... 5'5 and 140 is NOT in the overweight range. It's not even CLOSE to the overweight range. It is a BMI of 23.3. I am 5'5 and 140 lbs and wear a size 4.... I wouldn't exactly call that overweight.
Secondly, BMI isn't that accurate, especially if you are fit and in shape. It's better to go by body fat percentage. For a female who works out regularly, assuming she is not a body builder, an ideal body fat percentage is 18-24%.
I'm 5'5" and started at 140 lbs. I'm aware this is in the overweight range, and I've been working really hard this past month to lose weight.
I've been excercising and eating super healthy every day. The thing is, all my clothes fit a lot better, and my stomach and thighs are firmer, but when I weighed myself for the first time this morning, I weighed in at 154 lbs.
I really don't get it, because it feels like I'm lighter, and I haven't cheated with excercising and eating habits, but I've gained 14 pounds. I understand that muscle mass might increase weight a bit, but I've never heard of it being that bad.
Please help -_- I'm super frustrated right now, so any advice at all would be appreciated.
Well its first important to understand that weight on the scale tells you very little information. Unless you get your body mass analyzed its hard to know your body make up. Here are the things you need to pay the most attention to. You’re clothes are fitting better, and your stomach and thighs are firmer. Keep working hard and pay more attention to the physical changes your body undergoes. If you are feeling better, looking better, and your clothes are fitting better. Those to me are far more important than any number which is subject to so many variables which have nothing to do with your amount of body fat.
last week I weighed myself.
this week it says I gained 3 pounds... I've been doing so well... this is the first time I've ever gained instead of lost.
what went wrong?
Sometimes our body’s can be weird. There are a ton of things that can effect that number. Idk if you have ever watched the biggest loser. But sometimes despite all the professionals they have and all the diet help and all that they work out. They end up gaining weight. If you have been losing weight constantly and doing all the right things. Don’t panic, just stick to what you are doing and chalk this week up to some anomaly. If you keep gaining in the following weeks then something might be a problem. But keep calm and just keep doing what you have been doing.
Hello Tumblrgym :D ! This is my problem. I want to work on the back of my arms, cause they've gotten a little flabby :( But it's because lately I don't have time to go to the gym and I don't have access to any weights. Any strenght exercises I could do with fast results? cause my graduation is in a month and I would love to go sleeveless :)
Pushups and tricep dips are going to be your best bet if you want to tone up that bottom area of your arm. I’ll attach a picture of how to do the chair dips.
Try to shoot for 3 sets of 10-12 for both exercises.
I want to try yoga for the time. I was wondering if doing yoga would help me lose weight. Or what would it do to help me at all?
I think yoga is helpful as a part of fitness program. Alone it prob wont be enough. But I really do suggest you try it. The positive effects of yoga are far beyond just how many calories you burn doing it. Some yoga classes are more workout like than others which are more about relaxation. I would suggest you try a couple different kinds and see which one you feel gives you the best workout.
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