Question and answer
How can body composition affects overall health and wellness
Body composition is something you are, but it has a lot to do with what you do. Basically, Your body is composed of two types of tissues known as fat weight and lean weight. Fat weight is the fat stored in fat cells throughout the body. [ Lean weight includes all other tissues, such as organs, bones, blood, skin, and muscle. Approximately half of our lean weight is muscle which, along with fat, is most likely to change during our adult years. As we age, we typically lose about five pounds of muscle and add about 15 pounds of fat every decade of life. While this represents a 10-pound
change in bodyweight, it is actually a 20-pound change in body composition. The muscle loss adversely affects our physical function and personal appearance. Perhaps more importantly, it results in a reduced metabolic rate that facilitates fat gain. This is because every pound of muscle loss reduces our resting metabolism by at least 35 calories per day. Assuming we eat approximately the same amount of food, calories that were previously used for muscle maintenance are now placed into fat storage, resulting in creeping obesity. Excess body fat is a major health risk associated with many medical problems including low back pain, type II diabetes, various forms of cancer, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Most people understand this, and half of all Americans are presently on low calorie diet plans to reduce unwanted fat. Unfortunately, dieting alone has a dismal record of success, with over 90 percent of dieters regaining all of this fat weight within one year. Even worse, about one-quarter of the weight lost through dieting is muscle, further reducing this vital tissue and resting metabolic rate. No wonder a return to normal and necessary eating behavior results in fat regain. Because the deterioration in body composition is a two-fold problem (too little muscle and too much fat), restoration of desirable body composition requires a dual solution (muscle replacement and fat reduction). Obviously, regular exercise is essential for replacing muscle tissue. However, only strength training is effective for this purpose. ]
s
Question
Asked 9/16/2012 4:10:21 AM
0 Answers/Comments
This answer has been confirmed as correct and helpful.
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
Appropriate stress management can lead to: Answer A. a decreased susceptibility to diseases. B. fatigue. C. sleep disturbances. D. an inefficient immune system.
Question
Not Answered
Updated 4/8/2015 3:56:32 PM
1 Answer/Comment
Appropriate stress management can lead to: a decreased susceptibility to diseases.

Added 4/8/2015 3:56:32 PM
This answer has been confirmed as correct and helpful.
Confirmed by Janet17 [4/8/2015 4:06:34 PM]
Which of the following is NOT a component of the cardiorespiratory system? Answer A. the brain B. the heart C. the blood vessels D. the lungs
Weegy: D. the lungs is NOT a component of the cardiorespiratory system. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Updated 3/31/2014 1:30:59 AM
1 Answer/Comment
BRAIN is NOT a component of the cardiorespiratory system.
Added 3/31/2014 1:30:59 AM
This answer has been confirmed as correct and helpful.
Guidelines to keep in mind when working with children and their physical activities include Answer A. stressing excellence in competitive sports. B. increasing their skill complexity quickly. C. providing opportunities to be active only on the weekends. D. ensuring proper hydration and clothing.
Weegy: Guidelines to keep in mind when working with children and their physical activities include: D. ensuring proper hydration and clothing. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 9/16/2012 7:33:46 AM
0 Answers/Comments
31,989,204
questions answered
Popular Conversations
GET
Answers.
GET THE APP.
weegy*
*
Get answers from Weegy and a team of really smart live experts.
S
L
Points 539 [Total 3536] Ratings 1 Comments 529 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
P
L
P
Points 435 [Total 6458] Ratings 1 Comments 425 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
P
R
P
R
L
P
P
C
R
P
R
L
P
R
Points 373 [Total 12464] Ratings 1 Comments 283 Invitations 8 Online
S
L
P
1
Points 338 [Total 3194] Ratings 1 Comments 328 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
Points 302 [Total 1795] Ratings 1 Comments 292 Invitations 0 Online
S
L
Points 212 [Total 4596] Ratings 1 Comments 202 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
1
Points 132 [Total 3443] Ratings 2 Comments 112 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
Points 93 [Total 244] Ratings 2 Comments 73 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
Points 71 [Total 230] Ratings 0 Comments 71 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
L
Points 42 [Total 5330] Ratings 1 Comments 32 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.