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
Interested in Weight Loss Surgery?
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