How much you weigh and where you carry your weight both play a part in your heart health. Being overweight increases your risk of developing conditions like high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Plus, fat carried in your midsection, or waist, is directly correlated to your risk of heart disease. An optimal waist circumference is considered 40 inches or fewer in men and 35 inches or fewer in women. Recent studies have indicated that for every two-inch increase to your waist, the risk of heart disease increases by 15-20 percent.
Adopting an overall diet and exercise program that includes reducing the calories you consume (in both food and drink) and at least 30 minutes of activity a day can make a difference in your weight and your heart health.
It’s not easy to lose weight and embrace a healthy lifestyle, but bariatric surgery can be a great way to begin. Learn more about the ProMedica Toledo Hospital Metabolic and Bariatric Center.
Taught by a registered dietitian, Lifesteps® Weight Management Program helps you develop a personal weight loss plan. The program includes 12 weekly group sessions where you’ll receive information, support and guidance about food, nutrition, exercise, and behavior modification. For more information, please contact ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital at 419-893-5911 ext. 6401.
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Learn the eight habits to lose weight, improve energy levels and lower cholesterol, blood sugar or blood pressure. The nine-week program includes screenings and measurements, a workbook, exercise DVD, motivational book, and tracker. For more information, please contact ProMedica Herrick Hospital at 517-265-0122.
This easy-to-follow, supplemental diet plan promotes safe and significant weight loss with a long-term maintenance program to keep the weight off. Based on a nationally recognized weight management program, Meal Replacement combines low calorie meal replacements with healthy lifestyle skills, accountability, support, and encouragement. For more information, please contact one of the following locations:
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, 419-436-6688