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Get Up and Get On The Scale!

When you roll out of bed and drag your pre-caffeinated feet to the bathroom, the last thing you may want to do is step on the scale. But you should. We breakdown why you should check your weight in the morning, every day. Experts agree that morning weigh-ins are the most accurate and impactful when it comes to the healthy choices you make throughout the day. Here are the facts. You lose water weight overnight so weighing yourself in the morning provides you with the most accurate number. Doctors and scientists also believe knowing your weight on a daily basis helps you make healthier decisions whether they be eating less or exercising more. Stepping on the scale consistently is also linked to preventing age related weight gain...

IS MEASURING BMI A GOOD INDICATOR OF OVERALL HEALTH?

As early as elementary school, health practitioners in the United States have measured a person’s health using body mass index (BMI). However, as more and more workplaces are shifting towards health rewards systems that track measures like BMI, studies have shown that it is not actually a good indicator of overall health. “Body mass index is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by the square of the person’s height in meters.” One example of where BMI misses the mark is in the case of highly muscular individuals, who could be mislabeled as overweight because muscle weighs more than fat. A team of researchers from UCLA evaluated data from the 2005-2012 National Health Survey, contrasting measurements such as BMI with other indicators of health such as...