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Why the BMI Chart May Not be a Good Measure of Your Ideal Weight

How much you should weigh is part personal preference, part genes, and part science. Well, kind of — kind of, because the “science” behind the Body Mass Index (BMI) chart is not science at all, in fact, it is mathematical formula created for an entirely different purpose and was “tweaked”to force weight conversions that were otherwise somewhat incompatible. Despite its wide use today as a rule of thumb, this flawed method of calculating ideal weight is now over 200 years old.

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Getting fit through exercise can help reverse prediabetes.
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Exercise Myths: Lifting weights is not a good way to lose weight because it will make me “bulk up.”

Lifting weights or doing activities like push-ups and crunches on a regular basis can help you build strong muscles, which can help you burn more calories. To strengthen muscles, you can lift weights, use large rubber bands (resistance bands), do push-ups or sit-ups, or do household or yard tasks that make you lift or dig. Doing strengthening activities 2 or 3 days a week will not “bulk you up.” Only intense strength training, along with certain genetics, can build large muscles.

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Vegetarian Friendly Diets
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Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly Diets

If you are a vegan or vegetarian and want to lose weight or just change your diet to be healthier, choose a balanced diet plan that is adaptable, but that allows you flexibility to get the nutrients you need from non-animal sources. Best choices for healthy weight loss plans that can be easily adapted for vegans and vegetarians include …

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