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As a Fitness Consultant and Personal Trainer, I feel a moral and professional responsibility to continuously prepare myself to educate the public about fitness and proper nutrition. I teach what I practice with great enthusiasm as well as strong motivation and genuine concern for the health of others.
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Today, with some thanks to Oprah, Dr. Oz and “The Biggest Loser,” we have a better understanding than ever of the importance of exercise and good nutrition. Even so, there remains much to learn. It is not difficult or time-consuming to make changes to one’s unhealthy lifestyle -- minor changes can create major benefits, thereby encouraging a perpetual “cycle of health.”
What You Should Know...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines overweight and obese as follows: Overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the "body mass index" (BMI). BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with their amount of body fat.
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- Overweight = BMI between 25 and 29.9
- Obese = BMI of 30 or higher