Wellness Tip: Weight-loss Wake Up Call

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 • Event Date: Dec 31, 1969

A Weight-loss Wake Up CallHeart Health at the JCC

The more excess body fat you have, the greater your risk of heart disease and heart attack- even if you have no other risk factors. Being overweight increases your blood LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels, lowers HDL (good) cholesterol, and exacerbates other heart disease risks like diabetes and high blood pressure. Plus, carrying excess weight simply puts additional strain on the heart, forcing it to work harder. Calculating your body mass index (BMI) is one way to determine if you are overweight; losing just 10% of your body weight (if you are overweight) can improve your heart health.

It really is as simple as eat less… move more!

“You are capable of more than you realize.”


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