Being above your ideal body weight harms joints. Extra weight creates pressure on weight bearing joints and increases wear and tear. In addition, body fat, especially around the waistline, is inflammatory.
Weight loss cures many chronic medical illnesses. Some illnesses improved by weight loss are diabetes, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. However, with all of today's demands and the convenience of fast foods, loosing weight can be difficult. Gaining weight seems to creep up on us. A few extra pounds this year and a few extra pounds next year. Before you know it, you are in the weight gain danger zone.
Choose to take control of your health by getting closer to your ideal body weight. Monitor your body mass index. The body mass index (BM is a calculation using height and weight. Normal BMI is 19-24.9.
Want to shed a few pounds? Try our natural foods weight loss program. Here's some tips to get your started
1. Limit carbohydrates for 5 days of the week.
2.Eat a reasonable portion of carbohydrates two days of the week
3. Walk 45 minutes every day. Can't walk, do chair exercises
For information about carbohydrates and portion sizes see http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/MEND/CarbList.pdf
To get your walk on visit; http://www.heartwalk.org/site/c.flKUIeOUIgJ8H/b.8967879/k.93A5/Why_We_Walk.htm
Need to know your BMI http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
Before starting an exercise program or making dietary changes for weight loss talk to your health care provider.