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.
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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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BMI Awareness Flyer
BMI Recommended Chart & Infographic
NIH Maintaining Healthy Weight
BMI Calculator USA
In support of American Heart Month, SMOHIT is here to help you stay focused on what matters and keep you inspired to make the change for a healthier heart and a happier life.
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.