Your BMI is 26

Your BMI of 26 is considered overweight. It may be time to reevaluate your approach to nutrition and your eating habits. At the same time, you need to start doing regular physical activity.

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.

As long as you maintain your current weight, you will not be a candidate for weight loss procedures. You may want to consider visiting our office for a medically supervised weight loss plan to reduce your weight and improve your health. Still, if your BMI reaches 29, the average weight loss surgery costs will vary between $7,000 and $23.000 depending on the type of procedure you require. Most of the expenses will be covered by the weight loss surgery insurance, just check the terms of your insurance policy.

In order to be truly effective, physical activity must be done on a regular basis. You will benefit more from 10 minutes at a time of intense exercise performed daily, than from 3-45 minutes of an exercise routine performed one time a week. Include a short brisk walk a day in your routine. Find a suitable set of exercises that work for your major muscle groups:

  • legs
  • hips
  • back
  • abdomen
  • chest
  • shoulders
  • arms

Make a habit of finishing every session of intense physical activity with a few minutes of stretching and balancing exercises. This will help your joints keep lubricated and improve their flexibility without exposing them to the risks of injury.