Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness, is defined as a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue. Intentional weight loss is the loss of total body mass as a result of efforts to improve fitness and health, or to change appearance through slimming.
"Did you know you need to burn around 3500 calories to lose one pound of weight."
In a hurry to lose weight within a certain time period for a wedding or special occasion? The calculator below will estimate your daily calorie requirements for losing, maintaining, or even gaining weight within a set time frame.
First, do you know what your ideal height to weight ratio is?
Maybe it would be an idea to do a quick check, you may already be an ideal weight. We have a chart for kids to teenagers (Opens new window), and a separate chart for adults (Opens new window). At the very least, the charts will give you an idea of what your target weight should be.
To use the calculator below enter your details including the desired amount of weight you wish to lose and the time-frame (in days) in which you would like to lose that excess weight - (You can also use the calculator to plan weight gain.) For your convenience the calculator converts pounds to kilos, inches to centimeters, and vice versa. Or you can convert between Pounds Kilograms and Stones.
The color of the obesity, including childhood obesity, awareness ribbon is yellow. The month of September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month - President Barack Obama proclaimed September as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, encouraging Americans to help our youth lead more physically active lifestyles and make healthier food choices. Childhood obesity has increased more than fourfold among those ages 6 to 11. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States ages 2 to 19 are obese or overweight.
The month of January is Healthy Weight Month - Physical activity is proven to help with achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn't about short-term dietary changes. It's about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the number of calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses.
Need to target fat in certain body areas? Daniel Murray has provided Disabled World with an excellent article containing useful advice and information on how to lose fat fast, you can read his article here.
Weight loss is defined as a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon and other connective tissue. It can occur unintentionally due to an underlying disease or can arise from a conscious effort to improve an actual or perceived overweight or obese state.
People of all ages who are generally inactive can improve their health and well-being by becoming active with moderate intensity on a regular basis.
Your Weight Loss Plan Should Include:
The following are some of the identified benefits of a regular exercise program: