Know Your Numbers...for a Healthy Heart

Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI is…..

Numerical value of your weight in relation to your height

If your BMI is:

Less than

Underweight

Between and 25

Normal weight

Between and 29.9

Overweight

30 or more

Obese

Overweight can lead to…..

  • Heart disease.
  • Increased blood pressure.
  • Increased blood glucose.
  • Increased LDL (bad) cholesterol and decreased HDL (good) cholesterol
  • Increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Why is healthy weight important?

  • Reduced risk for heart disease and certain cancers.
  • Fewer joint and muscle pains.
  • More energy.
  • Better sleep patterns.
  • Better regulation of bodily fluids and blood pressure.

What can you do?

  • Be active.
  • Stop smoking or using tobacco products.
  • Physical activity.
  • Eat healthy.
  • Cook healthy.

Source: www.cdc.gov