Do you know your BMI (body mass index)?
If not, you should. Your BMI directly correlates to your risk level of premature death. It’s the easiest and fastest way to get an initial assessment of your metabolic health.
However, it’s important to note that you could have a normal BMI and still have elevated risks, that’s why it’s also important to track waist to hip ratio and monitor your trend over time. In addition, blood sugar, pressure and cholesterol levels can still be too high if you are in the normal BMI range, indicating a need to address your diet and lifestyle.
Check out this infographic to see what your increased risk of premature death is, according to your BMI.
Image via: BMI Calculator for Women and Men
Studies also show the longer you have been affected by overweight and obesity, the higher your risks are. Making lasting changes in your lifestyle can be very challenging, but it is most definitely possible with the right help. That’s why an evidence-based protocol with ongoing professional support and medical oversight is the recommended treatment according to current guidelines. Build and live a healthier lifestyle without high-risk measures such as drugs or surgery, by visiting one of the myweightclinic.com approved partners.