About BMI

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What does it all mean?

BMI
Weight Status
Below 18.5
Underweight
18.5 - 24.9
Normal
25.0 - 29.9
Overweight
30.0 and Above
Obese
A BMI of less than 19 indicates you are underweight.
A BMI between 20 and 24 is usually considered normal.
A person with a BMI of 25 to 29 is considered overweight,
and a person with a BMI of 30 or above is considered obese.

Obesity is associated with an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases.

As you get older, controlling your weight and avoiding weight gain are important ways to prevent a host of weight-related health problems.

Indeed, if you are more than 20 pounds over your ideal weight, you are at greater risk weight related and potentially deadly conditions. Such diseases include diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, endometrial cancer, obstructive sleep apnea, and breast cancer. (read more)

We all know children are increasingly facing the need to diet and follow weight loss programs. Like their parents, young people are taking in too many calories and failing to get as much exercise as they require for optimum health. The proof is in the pudding, as they saying goes. (read more)

Did you know that the end result of all carbohydrates broken down by the body is glucose, also called blood sugar.So whether it’s a spoon of sugar, a piece of bread, or some broccoli, the body breaks each down to use at its main fuel source, blood sugar. So there is no question that the body needs carbs to operate.

But where should those carbs come from? (read more)

Xenical® (orlistat) is a prescription weight loss medication. It is approved to help people lose weight and to prevent weight regain in people who have already lost weight.

Xenical works by decreasing the absorption of fat from your diet. The stomach and intestine have enzymes, called lipases, that break down fat into smaller molecules which are then absorbed from your digestive tract. Xenical binds to lipases and inhibits their activity, helping to decrease fat absorption. The medication does not have any effect on carbohydrates or protein. (read more)

FDA Bans Drugs Containing Ephedra Due to Health Risks

Ephedra is a naturally occurring substance derived from the Asian supplement Ma Huang and is also known as Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Epitonin. Its principal active ingredient is Ephedrine, a drug that is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and found in over-the-counter asthma medications. (read more)

Low carb dieting become fashionable especially with the publication of the Atkins diet in the mid seventies. Today losing weight is an obsession for so many people. And also envogue for some strange reasons is the need for quick and easy way to lose weight. Being thin is so popular that some people that do not need to lose weight at all still get stressed over a couple of pounds. While others that have as much as a hundred pounds or more look for more aggresive means to lose weight like surgery. (read more)

The majority of the people within the United States and Europe consume “dietary supplements,” as a socially acceptable structure of health maintenance. Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and herbs and other botanicals. The continual use of dietary supplements has not been linked to any unfavorable health effects, and many studies show that supplements present significant health benefits in certain cases. (read more)