Checking your blood pressure at home is an important part of managing high blood pressure (hypertension). The American Heart Association and other organizations recommend anyone who has high blood pressure monitor his or her blood pressure at home.
Obesity refers to an increase in total body fat. The easiest and most widely accepted method of determining whether you are obese is by measuring your Body Mass Index, or BMI. To calculate your BMI, your weight and height are required.
Getting into shape, losing weight, and moving more each day are all really tough to do. An activity tracker can help. Seeing how much exercise you get (or don't get), day-by-day and week-by-week, can motivate you to start walking more or hit the gym an extra day. At the very least, it will make you more mindful of your present activity level, which is a huge first step to getting fit.
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