According to the Centers for Disease Control, those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 25-29 are considered overweight, and those who have a BMI of 30+ are designated as obese.
Do you know what your current body mass index is? Calculate your BMI.
Having an awareness of your weight and body mass index is important. Extra weight can cause high cholesterol and high blood pressure levels, leading to an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. It is also a common risk factor of Type 2 diabetes. This makes weight loss a vital part of good health.
At Hunt Regional Medical Center, our weight loss counseling team can help you determine:
- Your current weight and BMI
- Your target weight and BMI
From there, we can aid you in managing your weight by helping you adopt positive lifestyle changes–namely, changes in the way you eat and exercise.