Your BMI is 30+. This is what it means when doctors say you are obese. Your goal? Break into the 18.5 to 24.9 range. That’s the “normal weight range”. But those are just numbers. How can you make those numbers real to you, quantify them, let them hit home?
Those 6 and some points are the difference between a healthy heart and a heart disease. They are 30 to 40 years of life. They are running in the yard with your kids, enjoying a sunset walk on the beach with your spouse, and that moment when you step out of the house on a brisk morning, gulp in cool fresh air, and feel thoroughly healthy. They can mean happiness and confidence. Continue Reading »
One of those time travel dreams – you know the kind of thing – is to go back and kill your mother’s father so you won’t inherit his genes for male pattern baldness. Even more pleasing would be killing off that sports coach, whoever “he” was (it would have to be a sadistic man), who first starting shouting “No pain, no gain” at the sweating stragglers who don’t think they have to work until it hurts to get fit. Whoever he was recognized early on you don’t get nowhere if your approach is painless. How many times have we started on a diet, trying to think of the smallest changes we can make so our lives stay the same, but we still lose some pounds. Bitter experience should teach us we have to push ourselves out of our comfort zone if we want to see results. Continue Reading »
There’s no big surprise that being obese can lead to serious health complications. Still, many people seem to not understand the hazards of having too much excessive weight. Here is a short list of the most common yet quite serious health problems that are directly linked to overweight and obesity: Continue Reading »