As you may have seen, SMOHIT has launched the new safety, health and wellness program for all of our members. Each quarter, we will focus on various elements to help inspire, motivate, encourage and drive awareness for healthier lifestyles, in addition to providing important safety information to minimize injuries.
Start your journey to a healthier, happier life by knowing and understanding your Body Mass Index (BMI). According to the American Heart Association, more than one-third (about 35%) of U.S. adults are obese (more than 78 million adults). Being overweight increases your risks of developing serious health issues, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.
Maintaining a healthy weight helps prevent many serious diseases and conditions. Losing just 5 to 10 percent of your current weight will lower your risk –
Know your BMI, commit to change, and start a healthier lifestyle.
Most important, remember to make an appointment with your doctor today to learn more about yourself and potential risk factors that may affect your overall health and wellbeing.
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According to a 2017 report from the American Heart Association, nearly 1 in 3 American adults has high cholesterol. When cholesterol is high, your risk of heart disease and stroke increase substantially. Which is why it’s so important to know your numbers.
Start by understanding how cholesterol can impact your health. It’s difficult to detect high cholesterol levels on your own, as there are no signs or symptoms. The best way to know is through your health care physician. So get the most out of this year’s health challenge when you schedule your annual doctor’s visit. An annual physical is one of the best ways to monitor and assess your health and wellness needs. And if you are wondering what to ask your doctor, here’s a few questions to consider.
Simply put – Enough sleep is just as important for good health as nutrition and exercise.
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Do it for your mind. Do it for your body. Do it for your health.
Hypertension (AKA high blood pressure) is a “silent killer.” With almost, absolutely no symptoms or warnings, most people have no idea that they have it.
It is the single-largest risk factor contributing to deaths by heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
• According to the most recent statistics from the CDC–about 75 million American adults (29%) have high blood pressure—that’s 1 in every 3 adults.
• And more alarming, nearly 1 in every 3 American adults have prehypertension—blood pressure numbers that are higher than normal, but not yet in the high blood pressure range.
Your diet is one of the key areas that can help maintain or manage high blood pressure. In support of National Nutrition Month, focus on the right foods to improve your health. Making your plate as colorful as possible is one of the ways to guide right decisions when making food choices. That’s right–fill it with as many fruits and vegetables as possible.
And, remember, don’t forget to eat breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day!
Click the attachment to hear more great info through a podcast. And, don’t forget…..as we near completion of this program, be sure to make your doctor’s appointment.
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