Taking the First Steps to a Healthier You
According to a new study, few Americans have a lifestyle that is considered healthy. In fact, less than 3 percent of Americans meet the measurable characteristics that reduce a person’s risk for heart disease.
The criteria used for what is considered a healthy lifestyle are, not smoking, eating a diet that aligns with nutritional guidelines, exercising at least 150 minutes a week, or 30 minutes five times a week, and keeping a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9. However, a healthy BMI also depends on your ethnicity; as the Washington Post explains, there are different “cut points” for different races. For instance, people of South Asian descent face certain health risks at a higher BMI, so these factors need to be taken into consideration as well.
These are not goals beyond our reach and we can achieve them with a little work and a lot of will.
Consult With an Expert
Having an expert in your corner to guide you toward your goal can be the smartest investment in your overall health that you can make. Cherine at NutriExert is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and a Certified Personal Trainer. Visit NutriExert to learn all the ways you could be living a healthier and more productive life.