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Why Is a Healthy Weight Important?
Being overweight or obese increases your risk for many diseases and conditions. The more you weigh, the more likely you are to suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, and certain cancers. On the other hand, a healthy weight has many benefits: It helps you to lower your risk for developing these problems, helps you to feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life. Your BMI accurately estimates your total body fat. And, the amount of fat that you carry is a good indicator of your risk for a variety of diseases.Our recent educational session, A Fresh Approach to Weight Management and Heart Health, is available here including healthy recipes for eating fresh!
Tools to help you with your goals
Knowing your vital numbers and medical history is the first step to protecting your heart health. The Know Your Numbers booklet from the Yakima Heart Center is a helpful tool to use to manage your health. Download additional copies here...