Super-Sized Meals + Sedentary Lifestyle = Obesity
Metabolic syndrome is a group of factors that raises your risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and some cancers – and is diagnosed by at least three of these risk factors:
- Central obesity (waist measurement more than 40” for men & more than 35” for women)
- Fasting blood triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood) greater than 150 mg/dL
- Low HDL cholesterol levels (good fat) for men of less than 40 mg/dL & less than 50 mg/dL for women
- Blood pressure greater than 130/85 mmHg
Your BMI (Body Mass Index) uses your height and weight to determine if you are at risk. An individual that is 5’6” and weighs 190 pounds, their BMI would be 31, classifying them as obese. However, an individual that is 5’6” and weighs 150 pounds, their BMI would be 24, classifying them as normal.
What’s your BMI mean?
Obese I 30-34.9
Obese II 35-39.9
Morbidly Obese III ≥40
Exercise + Fewer Calories = Improved Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends 150 minutes of aerobic exercise a week. Improve your health by exercising, decreasing your calorie intake, and journaling what you consume.
Are you at risk?
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