What’s your BMI?
About half of Americans are considered overweight or obese based on their BMI, says Clyde Yancy, M.D., president of the American Heart Association. BMI is an important indicator of heart health because extra weight can raise blood pressure and cholesterol.
Here are some tips from the American Heart Association for lowering your BMI:
Know the numbers
Your can calculate BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared. Or simply go to the BMI calculator at americanheart.org/bmi.
Change your diet
Eat 3 to 4 servings of veggies per day and 2 servings of fruit per day, at the least. Keep in mind to eat 2 times more veggies then fruit. Aim for 2 to 3 servings of fish per week and 1-2 servings of whole grains a day (choose brown/wild rice or lentils). Reduce daily fat intake to fewer than 70 grams. Limit or eliminate sugar sweetened drinks.
Walk it off
Exercise helps slim you down and is the best way to maintain a healthy BMI. Talk to your health care provider before starting any exercise plan.
Ask the staff at Middlesex Chiropractic Center for a copy of a BMI chart so you can keep tract of your progress!
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The information contained in this email is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any disease or illness. Please contact your licensed health care professional with any concerns that you may have regarding your health.