What Is a Healthy Body Weight for Your Heart?
Your heart performs the continuous function of pumping blood throughout your body for the entirety of your life. When you gain weight, your heart must work harder to pump blood, which is why monitoring your weight is essential for heart health. No one weight is ideal for everyone. A man who measures six feet tall can weigh much more than a woman who falls below five feet tall, and both can still be at a healthy weight. Instead of focusing on the number on the scale, you should consider your body mass index. Your BMI takes into account your height and weight. Any person with a BMI of 30 or above is considered obese. If your BMI reaches this marker, you may want to take steps to lower your weight for the sake of your heart.
Are you finding it difficult to control your obesity issues? West Hills Hospital provides surgical weight loss services for patients with life-threatening obesity concerns. Call (818) 676-4141 to speak with the program coordinator, or call (818) 676-4000 to schedule a consultation with a weight loss specialist West Hills Hospital.