How Body Mass Index Works – Set Your Weight Loss Goals

Written by Robb Ksiazek

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There are some drawbacks to body mass calculation as every person is different. Common sense should be used to evaluaterepparttar findings, even those who fall inrepparttar 149783 middle of a specified range ofrepparttar 149784 index. Those with more athletic builds and leaner builds certainly need to understandrepparttar 149785 objectivity of BMI. Even though there is some grey area, body mass indexing is still quite useful.

Goal Setting andrepparttar 149786 Index

The index is useful on a variety of fronts, butrepparttar 149787 major application is weight control. Those with a low body weight should get it up intorepparttar 149788 normal range, as those with excessive weight should bring it down. Those that are onrepparttar 149789 cusp ofrepparttar 149790 trouble areas can probably do well on their own, while those closer torepparttar 149791 extreme should consult a medical doctor. Health professionals are well equipped to get you onrepparttar 149792 right program and give yourepparttar 149793 best advice for your individual situation.

If your plans are to begin some sort of diet and exercise routine, your ultimate goal should leave you inrepparttar 149794 normal range. Goal setting is important in weight loss as in many other arenas, but your body requires some special consideration. It’srepparttar 149795 only one you have.

An ideal weight goal is necessary to have, but if it isrepparttar 149796 only one, you may become discouraged with your progress. Setting and meeting intermediate goals giverepparttar 149797 inspiration that it takes to get torepparttar 149798 next step. Fitness and weight loss don’t happen overnight, no matter how hard you try. Taking measured steps with frequent evaluation ensures that you are making progress.

Robb Ksiazek is a successful author and publisher for He performs ongoing research on dieting, weight loss, and an overall healthy lifestyle incorporating mind, body, and soul. He strives to share this information for all to enjoy.

Anabolic Hormones - A Two-Edged Sword

Written by Dr. Randy Wysong

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The same thing would happen to both arms – to your whole body – if you had servants do everything for you as you reclined in an easy-chair. Then, if all of a sudden you had to get out ofrepparttar chair and run a mile or lift 200 pounds to survive, you wouldn’t make it. Your wasted and weak body could not rise torepparttar 149782 challenge.

Hormones are like a metabolic sling placed onrepparttar 149783 hormone producing glands—testicles, ovaries, adrenal, thyroid, pituitary, etc. They replacerepparttar 149784 hormones thatrepparttar 149785 glands normally produce. When this happens there is a negative feed-back:repparttar 149786 more hormones fromrepparttar 149787 outside that are introduced intorepparttar 149788 body,repparttar 149789 lessrepparttar 149790 glands do what they no longer need to – synthesize hormones. Sorepparttar 149791 metabolic “muscles” (glands) that create hormones atrophy. If all of a suddenrepparttar 149792 outside source of hormones is withdrawn, your weak and withered organs may then not haverepparttar 149793 strength to take uprepparttar 149794 task again and supply hormones. Since about every function inrepparttar 149795 body is hormone-influenced, and every hormone interacts with every other hormone in some way, catastrophe results. Is it any wonder that modern anabolic body builders are also racked with heart disease, cancer, immune disorders, digestive failure and metabolic disorders in their (early) later years? The use of anabolic hormones is most certainly a case of desire being a ruinous tenant of its landlord,repparttar 149796 body. Consider this also with regard to anabolics. A normal body weight of 170 lbs. can be changed to 250 lbs. of solid muscle. To get there, massive amounts of food have to be consumed. Yet digestive “muscle” is not being built to keep pace, Sorepparttar 149797 digestive tract and associated organs (liver, pancreas, gall bladder) suited for maintaining a 170 lb. body is forced to digest and assimilate extremely large amounts of food? The result is digestive exhaustion and resultant damage that can last a lifetime. Most of us suffer some digestive problems and intolerances as we age due in large part to eating abuses when we were young. Noterepparttar 149798 number of television commercials hawking stomach remedies. Body builders force feeding can exaggerate this damage leaving a ruined digestive system tolerant of little more than Maalox.. A huge number of high school kids are trying to “get big” with steroids. What an incredibly dangerous proposition for them. Parents, be aware that this is not innocuous. Ifrepparttar 149799 plea is that a little won’t hurt, particularly if they are “cycled” properly, don’t buy it. Ifrepparttar 149800 argument is that taking them isrepparttar 149801 only way to excel in a sport, then change sports. Insist.

For you adults who are toying withrepparttar 149802 idea of taking hormones for one reason or another, think long and hard. Readrepparttar 149803 contraindications and cautions onrepparttar 149804 drug insert sheets. Take heed. Find other ways to stimulate your body’s own natural ability to enhance or improve itself through exercise, lifestyle and nutrition. Don’t put your organs in slings and then expect long-term benefit. The piper will always be paid.

Dr. Wysong is author of seven books on health, nutrition, philosophy and origin of life. He is director of the non-profit Wysong Instute and author of the Wysong e-Health Newsletter (free on-line) now in its 18th year of continuous publication.

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