KNOW YOUR WEIGHT (Weight Management)

I ask us a question this morning, when was the last time you check your weight? Me, yes you!
Weight monitoring and the ideal weight are often linked to the trend to lose weight that is prevalent in today’s society. The body mass index (BMI) is used to calculate what your ideal weight should be: weight (lbs)/height (ft). It calculates what weight range the person is in, and is only applicable to adults. A normal BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9.
Obesity is a chronic disease that affects more than one in three adults and about 17 percent of children and adolescents in the United States. More than one in three adults is overweight. Having overweight or obesity increases your risk of:
 Type 2 diabetes,
 Heart disease,
 Stroke,
 Fatty liver disease,
 Kidney disease and other health issues.
What is meant by weight management?
Weight management is used to keep the body healthy, according to body type and needs. This is particularly important for patients with chronic diseases (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or obesity for example), but also for patients who need to lose weight and for those who need to gain weight.
It is also useful to assess and monitor growth in the infant stage, and to check that enough nutrients are being ingested. It is quite often used in cases of eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia, and to help recovery after illnesses or surgery.
If you are struggling with your weight, you may find that a healthy eating plan and regular physical activity help you lose weight and keep it off over the long term.
Maintaining a healthy weight can help control:
Blood pressure, and
Blood sugar.
It can also help prevent weight-related diseases (heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis, and some types of cancer)/
Eating too much or not doing enough exercise can also lead to weight gain. In order to maintain a healthy weight, the calories consumed should be equivalent to the energy used, and for weight loss, less calories than are burnt should be consumed.
Ensure to visit your health professional for consultation. And to get started with such consultation, let’s begin with you dropping a comment on this post, liking this post, and sharing this post to help save lives and get others informed, while you private chat us.
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