How Even A Small Weight Reduction Can Yield Big Health Benefits

(DGIwire) — According to the Endocrine Society, over 75% of American adults are overweight, obese or extremely obese. In addition, almost 23% of adults are considered to have metabolic syndrome. Overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25-30, obese as a BMI of 30-40 and extremely obese as a BMI of 40 or higher. […]

What Your Waist Says About Your Health

(DGIwire) — Is your weight causing problems for your life…or lifestyle?  Some people aren’t sure.  Do scales tell the whole story?  Although widely used as a calculator for idea weight, BMI or a measure of your body mass index is not a definitive measure, either.  Perhaps your family and friends tell you that you look […]

10 Roadblocks Preventing Ideal Health

(DGIwire) — If ideal health which includes maintaining your optimum weight has been frustrating, Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel, co-authors of TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust  offer the following ten important areas that need to be addressed to accelerate the journey towards […]

What Your Waist Says About Your Health

(DGIwire) — Is your weight causing problems for your life…or lifestyle?  Some people aren’t sure.  Do scales tell the whole story?  Although widely used as a calculator for idea weight, BMI or a measure of your body mass index is not a definitive measure, either.  Perhaps your family and friends tell you that you look […]

Large Waistlines Are Hazardous to Our Health

(DGIwire) — The Mayo Clinic performed a large study involving almost 16,000 people from five countries around the world. It found that people with coronary artery disease who had large waistlines were at more than twice the risk of dying. Even those with a modestly enlarged belly showed the same risk, and some of these people had […]

Food Choices and Fat Loss

(DGIwire) – There are many ways to approach weight-loss and the loss of excess body fat.  There are good ways and bad ways.  Food choices will often influence both the rate of fat loss and your overall experience while you are improving your body composition. It is important to recognize that weight loss is not […]

Body Mass Index vs. Body Fat Percentage

 (DGIwire) — Body Mass Index (BMI) and Body Fat Percentage (BF%) are often confused and even used interchangeably. However, they are not the same, and people need to understand the difference in their usefulness for health assessment. There is a health correlation between height and weight in the general population. BMI is a number that is based on […]

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