Maintaining a
healthy weight
Chapter 11
Lesson 1
Pg. 290-296
Interactive Study Guide
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Open Photon APP
Open the bookmarks tab and choose “Glencoe
chapter activities”
Drop Down: “Chapter Activities”
Go to: Chapter 11
Next, Open: “Interactive Study Guides”
Open: “Lesson #1”
Press the lightning bolt on the top left of the page
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ess/glencoe_health_09/isg/GH_ch11.1_550x390.swf
Objectives
Objective 1: Explain how your metabolism
affect your weight?
 Objective 2: Identify ways to determine if
you are underweight, at the appropriate
weight, overweight, or obese.
 Objective 3: Explain healthful ways to gain
and lose weight.
 Objective 4: Identify why physical activity is
important to weight management
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Metabolism, What is it and
What does it do?
Metabolism: The process by which the body
breaks down substances and gets energy from
food.
 It converts the food we eat into fuel we need to
power everything we do.
 It takes about 3,500 calories to equal 1 pound of
body fat.
QUESTION:
->How many calories a day does a person have to
cut back in order to lose 1 pound of fat a week?
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Maintaining a Healthy Weight
To maintain a healthy weight, burn the
same amount of calories that are
consumed.
 Body Mass Index: A measure of body
weight relative to height to weight.
 Overweight: heavier than the standard
weight range for your height.
 QUESTION: When looking at the chart on
the next slide, how could this be inaccurate
for some people?
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Body Mass Index Chart
Maintaining a Healthy Weight
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Body Composition: The ratio of fat to
lean muscle tissue in your body.
 One common method used is skin-fold
testing. This test is performed by a
qualified professional.
 Personal trainers commonly use this
test.
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Your Weight & Your Health
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Obese: having an excess of body fat.
Besides overeating and/or lack of activity, obesity
can also be due to heredity, medication, and/or
slow metabolism
Weighing too much can cause what kind of health
risks?
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Heart disease
Cancer
Asthma
Gallbladder disease
Type 2 diabetes
High blood pressure
Your Weight & Your Health
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Underweight: below the standard weight range
for your height.
Besides not eating enough or having an eating
disorder, other causes of being underweight is
heredity (having a fast metabolism).
Weighing too little may feel what kind of effects?
 Weak
 Tired
 Problems concentrating
 May have trouble fighting off disease/illness
Healthful Ways to Lose
Weight
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Choose nutrient-dense foods: fruits, vegetables,
and whole grains supply nutrients with fewer calories.
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Watch Portion Sizes
Eat fewer foods that are high in fats
Enjoy your favorite foods in moderation
Be active
Tone your muscles: Since muscle tissue takes more
calories to maintain than fat, increasing your muscle
mass means your body will use more calories.
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Stay Hydrated: Teens should drink 9-13 cups of
fluids a day
Healthful Ways to Gain
Weight
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Select food from the 5 major food groups that
are higher in calories
Choose higher-calorie, nutrient-rich foods:
examples: nuts, dried fruits, cheese, & avocados
Eat nutritious snacks: eat these more often to
increase your daily caloric intake.
Get regular physical activity: physical activity
and weight training will ensure that most of the
weight you gain is muscle rather than fat.
Physical Activity & Weight
Management
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Some benefits of regular physical activity
include:
 Helps relieve stress
 Promotes a normal appetite response
 Increases self-esteem
 Helps you feel more energetic
 Video: Improves academic performance:
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=47648
08n&tag=related;photovideo
Show Metabolism video
Double click to play
Matching
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“Glencoe chapter activities”
Drop Down: “Chapter Activities”
Go to: Chapter 11
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Open: “chapter 11a”
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