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Educating Your Clients on Body Mass Index

For most individuals, getting healthy revolves around the idea of weight loss or weight management. Two-thirds of American adults are overweight, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. When you are counseling a client on weight or the use of weight loss aids, it’s important for the client to understand the issue of body mass index (BMI). The Calculations BMI is a complicated combination of numbers for most to understand. It is a calculation of a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in meters). Health care professionals like to use the BMI instead of other measurements of body fat as it is a simple way to assess body fat. Methods like bioelectrical impedance and underwater weighing are more precise, but BMI is a more common method to develop a general understanding of your health. The Numbers The numbers are where most clients will get caught up. How can the trust the number if it varies? The BMI is not a direct measure of body fat and can read incorrectly in the case of people who are very muscular. Muscle weighs more than fat, so someone who is very […] Read More

LOWAT® – A Non Stimulant Weight Loss Product

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, perhaps because the holidays are a time of indulgence for many. Any weight loss program must cover the basics, but you can also provide clients and customers with additional help. Here are some suggestions from InterHealth Nutraceuticals; we provide high quality, scientifically tested products to help with weight management and health. Lower Carb Intake For many people, one of the best ways to actually lose weight is to cut back on carbs. Sugar and refined carbohydrates provide little in the way of nutrition and can cause the blood sugar to spike. All low-carb plans operate on the premise that carbs should be limited, especially in the early stages of the diet, and that those carbs in the diet should come primarily from fresh fruits and vegetables. A low-carb diet is not necessarily the only way to lose weight, and other strategies may be helpful to maintain weight loss, but it is often an excellent choice for initial weight loss. Get Moving Exercise is a critical component of any weight loss or weight maintenance program. Perhaps most important, regular exercise promotes heart health and endurance. It also helps people […] Read More