body mass index
Watch that waistline!
The problem is that once people start eating larger portions on special occasions, they tend to continue doing so, although they may believe they are not. Insidiously, it becomes a regular habit that leads to ever-increasing food consumption year after year.
Sievenpiper said that despite their known health benefits, only 13 per cent of Canadians eat pulses on any given day and most do not eat a full serving, which is 130 grams or three-quarters of a cup. That's despite beans, peas and lentils being common Canadian crops.
A new study suggests that current body mass index (BMI) recommendations may be unsuitable for older adults. Caryl Nowson
If you feel like the hectic pace of life has taken over due to stress, kids, work or money, leaving little time for you, it is time to make a change. It does not matter what age you are or what tax bracket you fall into -- you can and will get your energetic, fit "best" self back.
To many readers, the very idea that you can carry excess weight and still be healthy may sound like an oxymoron. After all, is excess body fat not strongly associated with a wide range of health problems from diabetes to sleep apnea and from arthritis to cancer? Yes it is, but not in everyone.