Healthy Lifestyle

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Description

According to the American Heart Association Statistical Fact Sheet 2009, among Americans age 20 and older, 145.0 million are overweight or have a BMI [Body Mass Index] of 25.0 or higher). The recommended Body Mass Index is in the range of 19 to 25, which means most Americans are overweight. This calls for a pragmatic action to deal with the growing problem in our society. BMI is the widely used index in determining different levels of weight from underweight, normal weight, overweight and obesity. Being overweight increases the susceptibility to diabetes and heart attack (American Heart Association, 2009).