Three Checks That Can Assist Measure Your Health Degree


Weight Loss: The Expert Shares Her Views On The Right Approach To Weight Loss

Weight Loss: Follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly for sustainable weight loss


  1. Crash diets cannot lead to sustainable weight loss
  2. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly
  3. Here are three simple steps you can take to measure your fitness level

When it comes to losing weight, there are several hacks, tips, and myths surrounding the concept. The internet is where most of those trying to lose those extra pounds stop by to create a simple weight loss program. However, it is important to know the correct weight loss method. In addition to exercise, diet also plays an important role on this path. Prominent nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar has shared some wisdom on the right way to lose weight. She started a series on Instagram called “All About Weight Loss”.

The first part of this series is about “Basics of Body Weight” and “Why Scales Don’t Work”. Diwekar stated that three tests used to measure our fitness are waist-to-hip ratio, sit-and-reach test, and resting heart rate.

In the video, she divides body weight into two parts – fat weight and lean body weight. Diwekar has shown that a sustainable way to lose weight is the right approach. She added that the sustainable weight loss program will help increase lean body weight (LBW). This approach helps to have better periods for women, hair and skin, digestion, and better lean mass.

She then advised against having a scale at home to avoid constant weight monitoring. In the clip, she also adds that scales don’t help us measure body fitness. She demonstrated how the tests also measure fitness.

1.Ratio of waist to hip-

To do this expert-recommended test, hold your three fingers on the top of your navel and measure with a scale. Now measure your hips, make sure you measure the widest part of your hips. Now write this down and the ratio between the two should be between 0.7-0.85 for women and 0.85-0.95 for men.

2. Sit and reach test

Take a chair and sit on the edge of the chair. Keep your legs straight in front of you and look straight. Try touching your toes with your hands while looking forward. Touching the toes is okay, if you don’t touch it is a minus score, and if your fingers cross your toes it is a plus score.

3. resting heart rate

Measure it first thing in the morning. Take an oximeter and count backwards from 10 to 1 and write the number down. This is the average resting heart rate.

Here is the video:

Before starting your 2021 health and fitness goals, make sure you are losing weight properly.

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