Obesity also increases the risk of having a more severe reaction to Covid-19, 그는 말했다.
There are some rare cases when a healthy person reports an unhealthy BMI number, according to Clifford. Weight trainers and people with athletic builds have a lot of muscle on them, which could create a high BMI number, 박사가 말했다. Caroline Apovian, director of nutrition and weight management at Boston Medical Center and professor of medicine and pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine.
“A lot of football players have a BMI of 30, 35 or even 40, but they’re all muscle so they’re extremely healthy,” Apovian said.
If you’re unsure of whether your high BMI number is due to fat or muscle, Apovian recommended seeing a weight loss specialist to have more specific tests done.
How to lower your BMI number
It is possible to lower your BMI through diet and exercise, Clifford said.
The first step is to understand it’s not your fault, 그는 지적했다, and take responsibility for your body.
Tell yourself, “I don’t know what caused this, but I’m going to do something about it,” 그는 말했다.
Altering your diet is an important step in the weight-loss process, Clifford stressed. Individuals should limit the amount of processed food they consume and replace it with whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Mindful eating is another way to lose weight, 박사가 말했다. Robert Kushner, professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. This is where people slow down when they eat and enjoy the food in front of them.
“It’s slowing down, putting your fork down … planning what you’re eating in advance and being cognizant of portion sizes,” Kushner said.
People should not go below 1,200 ...에 1,500 calories per day without the permission of a weight-loss specialist.
If you’re overeating, Apovion recommended creating a moderate calorie deficit to lower your BMI. People should start to lose about 1 ...에 2 pounds per week, which shows your efforts are paying off.
The next step to lowering you BMI is to exercise.
주위에 150 minutes of exercise per week, which breaks down to roughly 20 minutes of exercise per day, is a great way to lower your body weight, Clifford said.
Apovian also recommended weight training at least twice a week because it can build muscle, which then helps burn fat.
Take walks to get out of the house, do virtual workouts and go to the gym once it’s safe to do so, Clifford suggested.
For more extreme cases or general help, he stressed that it’s important to see a weight-loss specialist.