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High Blood Pressure – The Silent Killer

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High Blood Pressure – The Silent Killer

High blood pressure is often called the silent killer as it doesn’t have any obvious symptoms. This makes it unpredictable as it can be very dangerous to your health if left untreated. Despite being a largely common condition, most people either fail to understand the seriousness of its consequences or are unaware that they have hypertension.  That’s why it’s important to spread awareness on this condition and get your blood pressure checked often. While hypertension is a serious condition, knowing about the condition and taking the required precautions can greatly reduce the risks.  Here are some important factors of high...

Is BMI A Good Indicator of Health?

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Is BMI A Good Indicator of Health?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a common measure of body weight. All you need to calculate your BMI is your height and weight; and then use the formula BMI = kg/m2 where kg is a person’s weight in kilograms and m2 is their height in metres squared. What’s a normal BMI? Your BMI number will group you into different categories. Below 18.5 is considered underweight while 18.5 to 24.9 is normal. A person with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is overweight while a BMI over 30 signifies obesity. If you feel that a mere number cannot determine if you’re fit or...

Do You Know Your Body Composition?

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Do You Know Your Body Composition?

Most people know how much they weigh on a scale. Some check their weight every day while some every few weeks. But do you know your body composition and body fat percentage?  The answer is probably not. We largely focus our attention on gaining muscles or losing weight. But what we fail to consider is that two people of the same sex and body weight may be polar opposites from each other when it comes to body composition. But first things first. What is body composition? Body composition is describing what the body is made up of. It breaks down...

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