Tag Archives: healthy weight

Is the BMI chart still the best way to judge your health?

You’ve no doubt heard of Body Mass Index before. The popular test uses a formula to evaluate your health based on your weight and height. According to the National Institutes for Health, if your score falls between 18.5 and 24.9,…

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Best blogs of 2013: Easy tips to visualize portion sizes

Knowing how much food you should be eating can make all the difference when you’re trying to lose weight. This popular post from March 13th gives all the info you need. One of the hardest parts about trying to eat…

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Body Mass Index: Use it or lose it?

If you check out the exam room décor during your next doctor’s appointment, you’re likely to notice a body mass index (BMI) table pinned to the wall. BMI is a number calculated from a person’s height and weight, and the Centers…

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Prepare your arthritis for the colder months to come

Tis’ the season. Michigan’s fall is swiftly passing by and winter months with colder weather are on the horizon. Falling temperatures can mean a number of different changes to those dealing with various arthritis diseases and conditions. It’s commonly heard…

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July is Weight Management Month. Eat to live, don’t live to eat.

July is Weight Management month and we’re celebrating by sharing some stories of individuals who have made a healthy change in their lifestyle! This is our third and final success story coming to you from Catherine Vera-Burgos. Cathy is the…

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July is Weight Management month: Remembering the lesser of two evils is still evil

July is Weight Management month and we’re celebrating by sharing some stories of individuals who have made a healthy change in their lifestyle. Jennifer Fry is a Web Coordinator for Blue Care Network and has worked for the Blues since…

 

A family of four decided to end the diets, committed to a healthier lifestyle and the pounds fell off!

A person making a change towards a healthier lifestyle is often a very big step; making this same change for the entire family can even be bigger.  Bigger, true … but certainly possible.  A family I know from southwest Michigan…

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“Fat bashing” doesn’t make matters any better, it often makes them worse

Does this letter sound familiar to anyone out there?  I know it is to me.  It’s almost like I wrote this letter myself twenty-some years ago:  “Today I was faced head on with one of the biggest challenges in my life,…

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Failing a Fitness Test and Counting Calories

There really isn’t a nice way to tell someone they’re obese. At least that was the technical term shared with me after I completed my fitness test. Although grades weren’t handed out after taking my initial health and fitness assessment, it was clear that…

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