BMI and Weight Facts

Six Questions about BMI and Weight

Do you know the facts about weight and BMI? Some may surprise you. Test yourself with this quiz!

March 21, 2016 | HF Healthy Living Team

Being overweight can have a negative impact on your health and your life. Yet more than two-thirds of American adults are considered overweight or obese, putting them at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and more.

Why is it sometimes hard to maintain a healthy weight? Take this quiz to learn more about weight, BMI, and taking control of your health.

BMI stands for…
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A BMI of 31 is considered obese.
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In addition to BMI, another important measurement in determining your risk for heart disease and diabetes is…
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When losing weight, it’s best to aim for:
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A healthy diet includes:
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For overall health, you should aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day.
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If You’ve Tried Everything

You may have tried all of these tips but still struggle with losing weight. If that’s the case, don’t give up. Talk to your doctor. He or she may test you for an underlying condition or give you specific tips based on your health needs.

 

© 2016 HF Management Services, LLC.

Healthfirst is the brand name used for products and services provided by one or more of the Healthfirst group of affiliated companies. The information in this article is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice from your doctor.

Sources
“Aim for a Healthy Weight – Facts About Healthy Weight,” National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Accessed December 1, 2015.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-pro/resources/heart/aim-facts-html

“Overweight and Obesity Statistics,” National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Accessed December 1, 2015.
“The Incredible Results You Get From Walking 30 Minutes A Day,” Prevention. November 3, 2015.

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