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8 Reasons Why You Should Have an Obesity Screening Today

Temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and now BMI? It may not be the standard fifth vital sign yet, but you owe it to yourself and your family to ask your doctor to do the simple calculation. Don’t underestimate the power of an obesity screening. We could think of 100 reasons why you should be screened for obesity, but here are the eight that stand out the most.
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Heart Attack

Heart Attack Men suffer heart attacks (also called acute myocardial infarctions) an average of 10 years younger than women do, and they’re more likely to die of a heart attack than women of the same age. The death rate for African American men is even higher than it is for whites. Sadly, half of the men who die of heart disease weren’t even aware that they had a problem. In fact, the most common symptom of a heart attack is, unfortunately, sudden death.
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Diet and Exercise are not Always Enough to lose Weight

Diet and Exercise are not Always Enough to lose Weight: Weight loss surgery may be an option Many have tried countless diets, calorie counting, low-carb, juice cleanses, and ultimately the weight one loses comes back all too often. For most people, a healthy balanced diet and regular daily activity are just enough to maintain oneself at a current weight. The prevalence of obesity is greater than 30% in the Valley. For these individuals, maintaining their current weight or gaining weight may lead to a cascade of health problems.
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Poor Health? BEET IT!

Contrary to common belief, these root vegetables are quite versatile and can be prepared in a variety of ways. So even if boiled beets aren’t your favorite, you can still incorporate this healthy food in your weekly menu by roasting or juicing them.

How to Take Charge of Your Health

How to Take Charge of Your Health When it comes to your health and wellbeing, you need to think not only about your body but your mind and spirit too. Everything about you and your life matters, and deserves your time and attention. Use your 2016 calendar and reminder stickers to schedule time for fitness, shopping for and preparing healthy meals, “down time” to relax and have fun, and a checkup with your doctor. Doing so will help you to balance your own health and wellness needs with your everyday commitments.

Eat Healthy, Eat Fresh, Eat Local

Not in the mood to cook tonight? Dine out in one of Healthy Magazine’s healthy dining out suggestions! Healthy Magazine presents our new directory, loaded with local restaurants and grocers who've taken the time to cater to those readers looking to form healthier dietary habits. We hope you enjoy them, we sure did, and look forward to expanding so we can continue better to connect our readers with healthy lifestyle options in their communities.
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Get Slimmer by Drinking More Water

Water does not burn fat. That’s true, but it does support weight loss through a series of mechanisms. Did you know that the sensations of hunger and thirst are controlled by the same area of the brain? The hypothalamus, which connects the nervous and endocrine systems and ensures proper transmission of nervous signals between the brain and your glands and organs, is involved in controlling the sensations of hunger and thirst.