healthy weight

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healthy weight

Nutrition The ideal weight for a particular height. See Diet, Obesity. Cf Desirable weight.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Patient discussion about healthy weight

Q. How can I loose weight in a healthy way?

A. Basically – eat balanced diet of what your body NEEDS and not what you desire to eat, exercise more and cut off smoking and other bad habits. You don’t have to change your whole life – sometimes relatively simple measures can make a big change.

You may read more here (, and remember to consult a professional before you start a new diet or exercise program.


Q. Is it healthy to have a soft belly? I do not have a huge belly, but it is round and soft with no muscle tone with a fat layer.

A. The fat is more problematic than the muscle tone, and it's considered as a risk factor for heart diseases and others. Low muscle tone or strength of the muscles of the abdomen may lead to problems like hyperlordosis (lower back that is too curved backward) but these are usually treated, if necessary by strengthening these muscles, so usually it doesn't pose a substantial risk.

Q. Could you guys help me to get healthy? I am Daron, 25 years old, Male, 5’0 and weigh 250pounds. I have to loose a lot of weight to get a healthy body. I am crazy with my snacks. I know that I have to cut down on snacks. It’s always easy to say, but hard to follow. Usually, I never have a breakfast. For lunch I have Sandwich and Soup or Roll with filling. And for dinner I usually have Rice, Chips or Noodles with meat. Could you guys help me to get healthy?

A. You need to eat healthy and exercise...get rid of all of the junk in your house. Make yourself accountable by telling friends and family to help you stay in control. If you need any more help I'm here for you as I am going through the same thing.

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"In response to this critical health care issue, Healthy Weight and Your Child (HWYC) is an evidence-based, weight-management program that seeks to empower children and families through education, healthy eating, and physical activity," stated Krystal R.
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Meanwhile, obese people who chose to walk or cycle to work had a similar risk of premature death from any cause to active commuters who were a healthy weight.
"These aim to support children and their families to make positive lifestyle choices related to food and exercise which will help them to achieve and maintain a healthy weight status now and into adulthood.
They found fewer than three-quarters (72.2%) of children measured in Wales are of a healthy weight, with a "very small percentage" (0.8%) categorised as underweight.
It was launched last year with the 10 Steps to a Healthy Weight programme to encourage parents to think about how they can be the best support for their child in their early years.
Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report.
Loss of muscle mass decreases the rate at which your body uses calories, which can make it more challenging to maintain a healthy weight. If you continue to eat as you always have and don't increase your physical activity, you're likely to gain weight.
"To maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy, women should try to base their meals on starchy foods, watch their portion sizes, eat a low-fat diet and fibre-rich foods, and take part in 30 minutes of physical activity each day."

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