Your BMI is 25

With a BMI of 25, you fall on the lower end of the overweight category. In-between meal snacks are not recommended, especially if these consist of high-fat foods. You may also consider talking to your doctor about a medically supervised weight loss diet that will help you achieve a normal weight.

Your BMI is in a healthy range! A healthy lifestyle involves many choices and among them is a balanced diet or a healthy eating plan. If you are currently at a healthy weight, you are already one step ahead of the game! However, keep in mind that in order to stay at a healthy weight, you will have to do a little planning. Weight gain can be prevented by choosing a lifestyle that includes healthy eating habits and daily physical activity.

As we age, our body composition gradually shifts in the way that the proportion of muscles decreases, while the proportion of fat increases, slowing down metabolism and making it easier to gain weight. Whatever your current body weight is, remember that it is important to maintain a positive outlook and focus on the steps whether you need to take to keep your current body weight, or lose a few pounds.

With a BMI of 25, there is no need for any weight loss surgery, but you should watch more closely your eating habits.

Useful information: If you have a BMI of 29 or higher, a bariatric surgery procedure will be needed. The weight loss surgery costs can vary from $7,000 to $23,000 depending on the type of procedure you require.

There are endless ways to get your body moving. It is up to you to decide whether the physical activity is done indoors or outdoors, whether it is shared with others or done alone, whether it is as demanding as mountain climbing or as gentle and fun as ballroom dancing. Whatever physical activity you choose, it is essential to divide your focus into three important aspects:

  • Resistance: aerobic exercises are designed to improve your body’s resistance. Jogging, walking, swimming, biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, Nordic walking, etc. are effective aerobic exercises if you prefer outdoors. Stair climbing, treadmill, stationary bike, or an elliptical trainer are the aerobic options if you are more of an indoors person.
  • Strength: strength training exercises are designed so that every muscle group in your body gets stronger. Include in your daily routine exercises that strengthen the muscles in the: chest, back, shoulders, biceps, triceps, and lower body. Abdominals are also an important part of strength training.
  • Flexibility: stretching exercises do everybody a great favor by giving them the ability to move smoothly and keep the joints free of injury. They help our joints move through their full range of motion.