There are many health risks associated with weight; this holds true if you are either underweight or overweight. Maintaining a healthy weight may reduce the risk of many chronic diseases and help you stay physically active and mentally sharp. To be safe, ask your doctor or dietitian what the optimal healthy weight is for you.
Common Health Risks of Being Underweight:
- poor memory
- decreased immunity
- decreased muscle strength
- lowered body temperature
Common Health Risks of Being Overweight:
- type 2 diabetes
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- coronary heart disease
- some types of cancer
- gallbladder disease
Remember to always talk to your health care provider or dietitian before trying to gain or lose weight. Everyone is different, including what we need to meet our unique nutritional needs.
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