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Self awareness – weight awareness?


A recent study asked 2,000 adults about their weight. Fifty-two percent referred to themselves as overweight, and 12 percent referred to themselves as obese. However, based on their BMI, 35 percent were overweight while 34 percent were obese, severely obese, or morbidly obese. What is even more interesting is that 45 percent of those who were overweight and 19 percent of those who were obese reported they had never discussed their weight with their doctors.

Carrying extra weight can cause or exacerbate medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and some cancers. So take a good look at your scale and the actual number on it. Then compare it to the BMI and see where you actually are. If you aren’t where you thought you were or where you want to be, perhaps some of the tips listed previously will help.

Cite: Kagan, M. and Einbund, N. Defenders of the Heart. (2008). Carlsbad, Ca. Hay House, Inc.


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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