Obesity: Do You Know Your BMI?

Thursday, November 27, 2008 12:44

Do you know what a BMI is? Do you know yours? If you don’t you need to find out.

With the rate of obesity increasing at an alarming rate, the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure are huge. It’s everyone’s role to be proactive to stay healthy and keep obesity at bay.

To find out if you’re in the danger zone, go to the CDC website to find out what your BMI or Body Mass Index is.

All you need to do is put in your height and weight and click “calculate” and you’ll learn whether you are underweight, normal, overweight or obese.

If you are in the overweight or obesity category you need to seriously make some changes to be healthy.

Here are a few quick tips: As always, eat healthy. Fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, high fiber, whole grains-and don’t forget to read the ingredients. Stay away from high fructose corn syrup, and forget the soda-it’s empty calories and it has tons of sugar.

And finally, MOVE–just keep moving!

Remember: Prevention. . .it begins with you.

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