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Blood Pressure

Browse the articles below to find out more information on blood pressure and how it pertains to your overall heath.

The Squeeze on Blood Pressure

There’s no better time than the present to take control of your heart health. One easy way to maintain a healthy heart is through blood pressure management. Read More.

5 Things Your Heart Wants You to Know

Sure, you may hear a lot about heart health, but what does keeping your heart healthy really mean? In short, it means eating right, getting physical activity and knowing your risks for heart disease. Read More.

Body Mass Index

Browse the articles below to find out more information on body mass index and how it pertains to your overall heath.

Is your BMI really a good measure of your health? Why your weight doesn’t really matter.

When you step on the InBody 570, the first thing that happens is it measures your weight. So genric. An expensive machine to tell you your weight, well, you can do that at home. But, there’s so much more to this hi-tech scale. Read more here.

What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. BMI can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems but it is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual. Read More.

Body Fat Percentage

Browse the articles below to find out more information on body fat percentage and how it pertains to your overall heath.

What Is Obesity?

Obesity results from the excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds the body’s skeletal and physical standards. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an increase in 20 percent or more above your ideal body weight is the point at which excess weight becomes a health risk. Today 97 million Americans, more than one-third of the adult population, are overweight or obese. An estimated 5 to 10 million of those are considered morbidly obese. Read More.

Men and belly fat: Extra pounds, extra risk

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of men ages 20 and older were considered obese in 2010, up from 27.5 percent in 2000. 

Unfortunately, this trend can have a dangerous effect on men’s health risks. Read More.

Type 2 Diabetes

Browse the articles below to find out more information on type 2 Diabetes and how it pertains to your overall heath.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition where the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Read More.

Diabetes and InBody

Diabetes is a metabolic disease, that indicating insufficient insulin secretion or failure of insulin control. Read More.

Balance

Browse the articles below to find out more information on balance and how it pertains to your overall heath.

Can Physical Therapy Improve My Balance?

Balance is simply defined as an individual’s ability to maintain their center of gravity over their base of support. Lean over too far beyond your base of support, and you’ll be falling to the ground. Narrow your base of support too much and it doesn’t take too far to lean before you lose your balance. That’s one reason that so many falls happen in the mid stance phase of the gait cycle when you’re standing on only one foot and have a significantly reduced base of support. Read More. 

5 Exercises to Improve Your Balance

Do you feel off balance? Are you hesitant to go on a walk outside because of uneven surfaces? Do you avoid going to dinner because there may be steps? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to work on improving your balance. Read More.

Vision

Browse the articles below to find out more information on vision and how it pertains to your overall heath.

9 ways to keep your eyes healthy

Millions of Americans may have undetected eye problems. One of the easiest things one can do to keep their eyes healthy is to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Read More.

Care for Contact Lenses

Taking proper care of your contact lenses helps reduce your risk of eye infection. The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests these tips for healthier eyes. Read More.

Does A Cheat Day Undo A Week at the Gym?

It’s the classic dilemma.To maximize weight loss, you are tracking every calorie, substituting junk food with healthier alternatives, and cooking all of your meals at home. All of your hard work is paying off. As long as you stick to your plan and don’t cheat; the weight is just going to keeping coming off. You have already lost ten pounds and feel unstoppable!

Are Plant-Based Burgers Actually Healthy?

Meatless burgers are taking over menus across Central Indiana, but how do they stack up against the real deal? Here are the two big names to know in the world of plant-based burgers, and how they might affect your diet. Read More.

Your Blood Pressure and Body Composition are Related. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Many lifestyle factors can cause high blood pressure, including stress, eating too much salt and trans fats, and a lack of physical activity. Being overweight has long been identified as a risk factor for high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, regardless of age group. When you carry excess body weight it can take more pressure to move the blood around the body, known as resistance to flow. In other words, your heart must work much harder than it would at a healthy body weight. Obesity is also associated with other conditions, such as sleep apnea and diabetes, that carry an increased risk of high blood pressure. Read More.

4 Ways to Make Meal-Prepping Easier

By planning and pre-cooking portions of your meals for the week ahead of time, you’ll eat healthier and avoid overindulging. Try these tips to make meal prepping easy and efficient! Read More.

What Happens to Your Body Composition When You Starve to Lose Weight

You may have a few (or more) extra pounds you want to lose. What do you do? Naturally, like most people, you turn to tried and true methods of weight loss, diet, and exercise. You begin running or hitting the weights a few days a week. You start to tighten up your diet, omitting junk food and cooking at home more often. READ MORE.