What is a BMI index and why is it important for your health? BMI stands for Body Mass Index and is a number that is calculated based on a person's weight and height. This number can help a person understand how much fat is on the body and how this may cause other weight category disease.
Calculating BMI is found differently for adults and children. A healthy BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9 for adults and children but the calculation differs slightly based on age, weight, and height. As a physical therapist I have patients ask me what the difference is between obese and morbidly obese. A person is considered obese if the BMI is 30 or higher, and morbidly obese begins at a BMI of 40. That's a weight of about 235 for a person who is 5 feet 4 inches tall and a weight of about 280 for a person 5 feet 10 inches tall. Read More
As we move forward in the New Year, it takes a lot of vigilance to stay focused and move toward…not drift away from our goals and what we want. Sometimes we don’t have clarity on what action to take to move towards our goals. We need thinking time or exploration time but instead we sedate ourselves, avoid our feelings and what? Shop of course!
Besides draining the bank account, what’s worst is we spend so much time online or in stores, searching or trying to make the best decision on what shoes to buy or what camping gear to get. We think we’re smart by figuring out the best, latest, greatest tech gear. But, what does this all mean besides wasting time?
Robert A. Murphy wrote this incredible story for LifeHacker.com, What I learned from a Six Month Spending Freeze about the short-term emotional benefits shopping provided: