What is your BMI and waist measurement?
Do you know your blood pressure?
What is your cholesterol and triglyceride profile?
What is your blood sugar level and do you have a personal or family history of diabetes?
Do you have a personal or family history of heart disease?
Are you physically active?
Do you smoke or drink alcohol?
When you ask yourself these questions and take an honest inventory of your health, where do you stand? These and other potential risk factors can help us better understand our health status.
The following are a few simple tips for healthy living and weight loss:
- Eat a healthy breakfast with some proteins and fresh fruits. Drink water!
- Stop eating until you’re full. Don’t top off your gas tank!
- Use smaller plates, serve and eat smaller portions.
- Split meals particularly at restaurants and share desserts.
- Eat only when you’re hungry. Drink water!
- Eat REAL foods: fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts and seeds. Avoid processed foods!
- Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid overcooking.
- Avoid sodas and soft drinks. Drink more water!
- Manage stress and reduce cortisol.
- Get enough sleep. Allow time to recover and restore growth hormone levels.
- Set realistic goals.
- We need to move, so make time to exercise!!! And, oh yeah, drink more water!
Alarming fact: According to the CDC, 69% of adults age 20 + are overweight or obese. WOW!
CHANGE is difficult, but it is imperative! It’s going to happen no matter what, however, YOU have the opportunity to direct that change. Allow us to be your health care partner and advocate as you implement positive change.
Man Alive Team
All information provided is based on expert consensus, our professional experience and personal opinion.