Body Mass Index (BMI) Weight to Height Ratio. The primary contributing and sustaining factor to chronic (and acute) poor health among grandparents is obesity . 18/20 (90%) are overweight; Of these, 80% are obese; Only 10% are in the healthy weight range and this is borderline BMI.
The primary contributing and sustaining factor to chronic (and acute) poor health among grandparents is
At the beginning and end of each Health Watchers exercise regimen, HMC professional staff monitor blood oxygen, blood pressure, and heart rate. All diabetics must take their blood sugar before engaging in exercise.
Pinebelt Association for Families is working with program partner Health Management Connection (HMC)
Weekly pre-exercise education sessions, presented here by Dr. Hall, cover topics such as healthy eating, stress reduction, reading food labels, understanding your blood lipids, and proper at home exercise regimens.
Guided exercise is undertaken weekly and recordskept of weekly individual progress. Pre-session weights are also recorded each week.
Active group movement games such as Army, Navy
Resistance weight training and aerobic exercise are charted weekly under the supervision of YMCA personnel. Both males and females engage in weight training. Weight training has been found to be particularly effective for increasing bone density in females.
Eating more fruits and vegetables and drinking water instead of carbonated, sugar and caffeine beverages, are heavily stressed.
Eating together as a family is also an important part of the program.