It is important to note that a healthy body is key to help in fighting off many infections and even live for longer. Therefore it is imperative that we maintain our bodies in top shape.
There are various factors that would contribute to an irregular BMI ranges such as:
- Alcohol and other drugs
- Poor diet
- Societal adaptations of unhealthy bodies
- Lack of time to workout
- Work pressures
- Eating disorders
All this are characteristic in one having an unhealthy body and a distorted sense of self-image. When this happens, it is easy to fall into mental depressions and in extreme cases death.
Start by visiting a doctor or a health professional and get your weight determined. Once this has happened, have a thorough check to ensure that you are free from any lifestyle disease. Have a thorough talk with the professional about the diet plan you should maintain and if you should take up exercise.
There is no reason for me to beat around the bush here. A healthy BMI is mostly achieved through a workout and regular exercise. This is because by increasing your heart rate in a workout, body fat is burned faster. Reducing the body mass is a step forward for achieving that healthy BMI we all want.
Does that mean that you must work out?
Yes. If you are not locked up on time, do this up to 4 times a week for maximum results. Why I recommend this s because once this has fallen into place and your height is larger in metric units than your weight is, you can maintain this for a period of up to 2 years on a healthy weight. Wouldn’t you like that?
Engage your body in some fat loss exercises like jumping, biking, running, jogging and burpees to melt away the fat. Once this is in place, indulge in a lot of sculpting moves like squats, lunges, planks, and yoga to fill up the fat pockets in the adipose tissues with muscle.
Muscle is known to be heavier than fat so do not lose hope when you step on the scale again and you are heavier than last time. That is a sign of progress. Well, only if you maintain a healthy diet and keep working out. Track your progress by measuring in units your torso, waist, and thighs along with your journey.
BMI specialists also recommend that fluid intake be precise and frequent. Our bodies are made up of 70% water and this helps in the functionality of all organs. Doctors recommend that you take 8 glasses of water each day and if this number can go up, the better.
The simplest calculation of this recommendation is to carry with you a two-liter bottle of water. Once you take the last drop of water from it, there are your 8 glasses.
A topic that has bugged people over the years is if one should take water while working out. Well, doctors have argued that you should let your heart rate slow down a lot before you take cold water because of the differing reactions of the body at that time.
That means that after you break that sweat in the gym, take a rest first and wipe it off. Sit on the bench and cool off until your breathing returns to normal before reaching for the water bottle.
With the invention of calculation of BMI, it was determined that a higher percentage of women are prone to be obese as opposed to men. It also helped show that most men are at a higher risk of getting diabetes type 2 if their BMI showed them as underweight.
Due to this result, scientists and dieticians alike were able to come up with diets and health programs fit for both men and women. Since it applies to all sexes, it would be better to have a diet and fitness plan that worked well with the intensity and scalability.