There are loads of weight loss diets and fads that will promise you quick results. However, a diet limiting your nutritional needs, can be unhealthy, and will most likely fail in the end. The best way to maintain a healthy weight is to have a healthy lifestyle that includes good food, physical activity, and a balance of the calories you consume with the calories you use. Too much body fat can lead to diseases such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. Believe it or not, being underweight can also put you at risk for health issues. Staying in control of your weight now, will contribute to your well-being as you age.
A healthy lifestyle involves choosing a healthy eating plan such as a diet of:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk products
- Lean animal protein, fish, beans, eggs, nuts
- Less saturated fats, transfats, cholesterol, salt, sugars
It is recommended that adults have at least 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic activity (like walking or swimming), 1.25 hours of high-intensity aerobic activity (like running or biking) and some strength-building exercises (such as weight lifting or yoga) two or more days a week.
Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference are two measurements that can be used to estimate your weight in relation to your risk of disease. A high BMI may indicate too much body fat and a low BMI may mean not enough body fat. Other assessments may include skinfold thickness measurements, diet evaluations, physical activity, family history, and other screenings.
A trained healthcare provider, such as the Better Medicine Company’s Medical Director, Dr. Nauman Mufti, may perform health assessments to evaluate your risk for disease.
FITNESS AND NUTRITION SEMINARS
Check the Facebook link below for our class schedules, then phone 860-678-9900 or fill out the Contact Form to register.
ARE YOU AT RISK?
For a Body Composition and Health Risk Assessment phone us at 860-678-9900 or fill out the Contact Form for one of our two locations.