Weight Management

What's Your Healthy Weight?

In today's society, the media hound celebrities whether they lose a pound or gain one, so it's hard to grasp the concept of a healthy weight.

Obesity is determined by percentage of body fat and weight, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Having a large percentage of body fat, regardless of how much you weigh, is unhealthy. You could be of normal weight or underweight and still have an unhealthy amount of body fat. Being overweight means that you have a heavy weight, but not necessarily too much body fat. For example, people who are muscular weigh more than those who are not; their extra weight comes from muscle, not body fat.

Learn more about body mass index.

Choosing a Safe Weight-Loss Program

The not-so-secret secret to weight loss is to burn more calories than you eat. You can do this safely and effectively by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Although many people can lose weight on their own, others believe they'll be more successful if they enroll in a weight-loss program that provides support, information, and specific diet and exercise guidelines.

Interested in Weight Loss Surgery? Read more about Bariatrics.

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