Saturday, May 12, 2012

Obese? Have a BMI greater than 30? Study shows risk for heart disease. 5 things you can do

Do you know your Body Mass Index?

It will be to your health benefit to find out. If your BMI is high (greater than 30), a recent study of more than 75,000 people has shown an increased risk for developing heart disease.[1]

  1. Avoid using added salt to your foods
  2. Read labels and select foods low in sodium (140mg or less) and low in fat (3g or less)
  3. Avoid Sugary beverages
  4. Eat more vegetables, fruits and high fiber (5g or more per serving) foods
  5. Consult with a Registered Dietitian for weight management
Related Links: [1] Health Day News about Study 
Calculate Your BMI

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