I've been there, done that. I've weighed myself pre-pee and post-pee (Did you know that a good long pee weighs 1-2 pounds?!) I've weighed myself before meals and after meals, with wet hair and dry hair. It made me nuts! The truth is weight will fluctuate within 5 pounds so the goal is to get within 5 lbs of your ideal healthy weight.
What to do:
Weigh in 2-4 times a month in your underwear in the morning before you have eaten. Weight fluctuates slightly depending on the time of the month, if you are a woman, and other factors. How do you feel? How do your clothes fit? Get regular moderate amounts of exercise on a daily basis to keep unwanted pounds from creeping on. Ask your physician what your Body Mass Index is and learn the healthy weight range based on your height and frame.
If you were buying a car and you asked 'what kind of mileage does this car get?' and you were told 'it gets good mileage', 'ok mileage' or 'great mileage'--you'd be like, c'mon. 'Cause that answer was kind of lame and you knew it.
When you go to the doctor and they take your blood pressure or tell you your cholesterol and other ‘numbers’ from a lab report, do you now what they mean?
When you ask, how’s my blood pressure?, and they say 'it’s good' or, 'it’s ok' or, 'it’s a little high', do you ask-- how good? how ok? how high? And do you understand that number. Do you know what the RPM and MPH and MPG mean? Sure, because driving is an everyday thing. (Living in your body is an everyday thing too!)
The human body is our most valuable physical possession in the world. So when you get a tune up-- speak up-- and ask what the numbers mean, what they should be and what you can do to make them better. And if you feel rushed, ask until you understand the answer.
Most of the time a healthy diet (premium fuel) and regular exercise (open highway cruising) is the perfect medicine.
I love car analogies. Next up: Oil changes and bowel habits. Stay tuned.
Getting to the heart of the matter here---your heart is your everything. It's where we feel love and joy and it works to the tune of approximately 60 - 100 beats a minute around the clock to keep us going EVERY DAY o four lives. Without it, well, we are nothing. Love it back by eating well, reducing stress and exercising.
Women and men have an equal risk for heart attacks. Check out this great video with the funny Elizabeth Banks. https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=befhp-s&p=my+little+heart+attack+elizabeth+banks#id=2&vid=a814c5c29c4c7aa3110fa080b97bee8b&action=click
Flu activity is widespread in most of the United States. Do what you can to stay healthy this season.
A healthy diet and frequent hand washing are things we can do year round to keep healthy, but with the flu rampant across the U.S. we must take extra steps to prevent the flu, and minimize its impact if we do get it.
Some things we can do:
Practice hand hygiene. Dispose properly of dirty tissues. Sneeze into your arm and NOT into your hands (EEW)Spread your love but don't spread your germs!
Stay home if you are sick. Drink plenty of fluids. Sleep and rest. Take all meds as prescribed and finish them even if you feel better. Stay out of crowds if possible.
Questions about the flu shot? Check out these FAQ's from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: : https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2017-2018.htm#effectiveness
Questions about the flu? https://www.cdc.gov/flu/
Stay well people!