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High Blood Pressure and Your Weight

Posted on December 12, 2018 by 3 Comments

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blog_bloodpressureHave you had your blood pressure tested lately? And if so, is it high?

The good news is if you do have high blood pressure, losing weight and making lifestyle changes can remedy the issue about 80 percent of the time. The bad news is, if you ignore high blood pressure you could be setting yourself up for some big health problems in the future.

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What’s Your Ideal Body Weight?

Posted on June 20, 2012 by 1 Comment

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ideal body weight

If you are basing your ideal body weight on a height-weight chart, chances are the number you are shooting for is not your actual ideal body weight at all!

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Does Shift Work Equal Bigger BMIs?

Posted on June 7, 2012 by 2 Comments

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bmi and shift workUnfortunately, working a job with alternate hours can be really bad for your waistline.

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Weight Loss Covered by Insurance?

Posted on December 14, 2011 by 1 Comment

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medical weight lossGood news — starting in January 2012, obesity counseling and treatment will be covered by Medicare! Medicare cover weight loss? Yes, it’s true! And that means that within a year, or maybe even less, most private medical insurance companies should also provide insurance coverage for weight loss treatment and obesity counseling.

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Do You Live in “The Diabetes Belt?”

Posted on April 11, 2011 by 3 Comments

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diabetes beltIf you live in the Southeastern part of the United States, you’re smack in the middle of what experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have just dubbed “The Diabetes Belt.”

Researchers recently came up with the title after reviewing the rates of type 2 diabetes from across the United States. The results showed about 12 percent of those living in “The Diabetes Belt” had the illness, compared to the average of 8.5 percent nationwide.

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Body Adiposity Index (BAI): What Does It Mean?

Posted on March 31, 2011 by Leave a comment

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body fatYou’ve likely heard of the Body Mass Index (BMI), hip to waist ratio, height to weight indexes, and other methods for calculating if one is overweight. But have you heard of Body Adiposity Index, or BAI?

BAI has been getting a lot of press lately and is being touted by some as “better than BMI.” While I believe it’s good to have another tool in the healthy weight loss arsenal, unfortunately I don’t believe this one is user-friendly enough to be of much use outside of a clinical trial setting.

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