small changes to improve your health

Small changes to extraordinarily improve your health

Although you cannot change your genes, you can work on changing your eating habits, levels of physical activity, and other factors. Try the ideas below. Get regular physical activity Try these tips for starting or maintaining an exercise program: Get at least 150 minutes…

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Factors for which you should lose weight

Health care providers generally agree that people who are considered to be obese (have a BMI of 30 or greater) may improve their health by losing weight. If you are overweight (BMI between 25 and 29.9), experts recommend that you avoid gaining any…

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reason to avoid excess weight

The Reasons to avoid excess weight right now

Weighing too much may increase the risk for several health problems. It also may contribute to emotional and social problems. Health Risks Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disease, and certain cancers are some of the diseases linked to excess…

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Why do people gain weight?

Our bodies need calories (energy) to keep us alive and active. But to maintain weight we need to balance the energy we take in with the energy we use. When a person eats and drinks more calories than he or she burns, the energy…

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How can I tell if I am at a normal weight?

Body mass index (BMI) is one way to tell whether you are at a normal weight, overweight, or obese. The BMI measures your weight in relation to your height. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is in the normal range. A person with a…

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