Obesity is much more than a weight problem. Obesity is a chronic disease that can cause serious health problems. A person’s body mass index (BMI) is used to gauge body fat. BMI is based on your weight and height. People with a body mass index of 30 or more are considered obese.
For an easy to use online BMI calculator – click here.
There are many reasons why people gain weight, but it is usually caused by eating too many calories and not being active enough. Obesity is a complex health issue with a variety of factors playing a role.
Some causes of obesity may not be as apparent as others. They may include:
Setting small goals helps to create long-lasting behavior changes. This, along with a combination of healthy eating habits and regular physical activity, can help you reach your weight loss goals.
Things to keep in mind when finding your ideal body weight:
Talk with your primary care doctor to start creating your individual plan for getting to, and maintaining, a healthy weight. Your doctor will help you determine if bariatric surgery or medication therapy may be an option for you.
Strength training is shown to have a number of health benefits.
Battle Ropes work the whole body while moving weighted ropes in wave like motions with the arms.
Here in southwest Michigan people of all ages can participate in recreational soccer leagues year round.
Learn to fly, and do many other yoga poses, on the aerial yoga hammocks available at The Collective.
A fall favorite of many is finding their way through a maze of corn. Although corn mazes are often seen as a recreational activity for the whole family, it provides a great opportunity to get those extra steps in without even realizing you’re working out.
Training at Crossfit Tides creates a bond among members that is authentic and real. Being held accountable, constantly improving, and growing are all things they do together.
A new parking lot, located near the Emergency Department (ED) at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, is slated for completion in August.
Spectrum Health Lakeland was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health™.