It is important to reach and maintain a healthy body mass index, or BMI. In order to do this, you need to know your target BMI. You can find your target BMI using an online BMI calculator, such as the one featured on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
Leading a healthy lifestyle has a variety of benefits worth working towards. Consider the following tips as you strive to achieve and/or maintain your target BMI.
- Eat a balanced diet. Food plays a huge role in health and weight. Strive to eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and fat-free or low-fat dairy products.
- Stay active. Balance the time that you sit every day with hikes, bike rides, yoga and other activities that get you moving.
- Get help. You don’t have to do it alone. Talk to your doctor or nutritionist and make a plan, increasing accountability and motivation.
Women’s Integrated Healthcare, P.A., based in Fort Worth and Grapevine, Texas, has additional resources regarding measuring your BMI and achieving your health goals. Read more here.