Being overweight is defined as being heavier than is healthy given a person’s height, gender, and age. This includes having more body fat than is desired. Being classified as an overweight adult consists of having a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9. BMI is calculated by taking a person’s weight in kilograms and dividing it by the square of the person’s height in meters. For adults, a BMI of 25 is considered the 85th percentile. A similar calculation is computed to determine a child’s BMI; however, gender and age are also added into the equation to account for differences in expected body fat at different developmental levels according to gender. Although BMI is a generally accepted measure for obesity, it is not diagnostic since it is not a direct measure of body fat. Other measures of body fat distribution include skinfold thickness tests, waist circumference, calculation of waist-to-hip circumference ratios, ultrasound, computed tomography,...