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Stepping on a scale is the first part of determining your weight; however, people often do not know what to do next. The easiest thing to do with your weight is to calculate your body mass index (BMI). BMI is simply a weight measurement tool. Calculating your BMI will help you determine which weight category you fit into best. To calculate your BMI, CLICK HERE.
This is a very common issue. The easiest thing to do is to keep the topic about yourself. Don’t say, “I know you know how I feel because you’re affected by excess weight, too.” Simply stick to yourself and share thoughts and ask questions that you know impact your health. For a free tool kit to help you talk to your doctor, CLICK HERE.
Good question. There are a lot of people in your situation. Technically, right now you’re only affected by excess weight, but research suggests that later on in life your weight may impact your health by causing such issues as diabetes, hypertension, etc. The best thing to do is to talk to a healthcare professional about your weight.
Yes, absolutely, weight-loss of even 5 percent has been shown to improve health and reduce the risk of complications from type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Weight can be a sensitive topic for almost anyone. Talking to a loved-one about it can be even more difficult. To find out more about loved-ones and weight, CLICK HERE.
That’s excellent you are considered normal weight. To best gauge your overall health in relation to weight, you should speak with a healthcare professional. Even though your weight may be okay now, it is important to continually monitor your weight.
Generally speaking, you may have a metabolism that allows you to eat more and not necessarily gain excess weight. It is important, though, that you eat healthy foods that provide adequate vitamins and nutrients. It is best to stick with your daily recommendations for your overall health. The most important thing to remember is that you must keep an eye on your weight long-term and always monitor your weight status. This is the key to preventing health complications due to weight later in life.
Excellent question. A blood test is a great tool for you and a healthcare professional to determine many health implications because of your excess weight. Blood tests can help determine your thyroid levels, cholesterol levels and much more. It is important that you get routine physicals, as this is a great time to get blood work drawn and talk to a healthcare professional about your weight.
Starting any weight-loss program can be intimidating. The best thing you can do is go to a healthcare professional and talk with them about your weight and determine what weight-loss option is best for you. To learn more about current weight-loss options, CLICK HERE.
Excess weight can be a difficult thing to deal with. The first thing you want to do is to begin assessing your weight. Once you have determined your weight status, you can then begin to combat your weight issues and depression issues. The emotional side effects of weight often lead people to depression. Talk to a healthcare professional about your depression. You may also want to find a release of some sort to help you cope, such as a hobby or exercise. Exercise has been proven to increase endorphin levels, which help you feel better.
It is important that you don’t give up. There are millions of people in the U.S. in your shoes, and you are not alone in your feelings. You may also want to try to find a support group or system in your local area to help.
Absolutely! Addressing your weight doesn’t always mean high costs. We must say though that we do encourage you to speak with a healthcare professional to at least develop an initial weight-loss plan. There are many great resources out there to help you with weight-loss.