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Take Care of Yourself


Good Health for All is the ultimate goal.

  1. Get health care for all via universal health care, Improved Medicare for All.
  2. Get good health for all via our own good health habits as individuals, families, groups
    and wisely use the medical services that all of us will have, partly by our self-education that will help us with our good habits and guide us to use our health care resources wisely.
  3. Keep #1 and #2.

Let’s each of us get a head start
by taking care of ourselves.

  • Have a lean body weight, a healthy diet and regular physical activity.
  • We can
    • feel better
    • have more energy
    • dramatically increase our chances of
      • preventing disease
      • living our lives pain-free.

Weight Control and Nine Other Recommendations
from a report based on an incredible amount of research

provided at www.dietcancerreport.org

  • A report summarizing the results of 7,000 studies!
    • The #1 of ten recommendations in a report announced world-wide in November 2007:
      “Be as lean as possible within the normal range of body weight.”
      (That is skinny compared to where the average American was in 2007!)
      The report was sponsored by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research. The report and much more, such as files of presentation slides, can be accessed at www.dietandcancerreport.org.
    • More about the report.
      • 517-page report
      • evidence came from 7,000 studies
      • work done by 9 teams of researchers: over 100 scientists from 30 countries
      • work overseen by panel of 21 world renowned scientists and 82 peer reviewers
      • the panel worked for 5 years to assess the research and conclusions

 

Recommendation(s) for healthy body weight

If you want to link to the following recommended determination of a healthy body weight, based on the CDC calculator and frame size, then here is the code to use:
http://www.mforall.org/pages/Take_Care_of_Yourself#bestweight

Know Your Healthy Weight - detailed method
(an alternative method follows this one)

Following is a determination of your best weight for good health based on BMI calculation and consideration of frame size

BMI Calculation. Go to the Adult BMI calculator
         at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Note: they provide a link to the “BMI Calculator for Children and Teens” at the Adult BMI Calculator web page

Normal Weight Range. After you calculate your BMI, review the “normal weight range” that is displayed on the “Results” screen.

Confirm Your Frame Size. It may be obvious to you and everyone else, by looking at the size of your wrist, that you are definitely a small frame size (small wrist) or definitely a large frame size (large wrist). Otherwise, go here and/or here to get help on determining your frame size.

Determine Your Best Weight Range for Good Health. If you have a small or medium or large frame, then it makes sense for your ideal weight to be in the corresponding low or middle or high end of that range. In other words, that range might be a variation of 40 pounds. You can narrow that down to a range of roughly 10-15 pounds by considering your frame size, as just noted. But … read on …

However, as you look at that final “ideal range” for your body weight, if you want to follow the report above (the careful study of 7,000 studies), then you will want to remember there #1 recommendation for good health: “Be as lean as possible within the normal range of body weight.” These guidelines should get you down to a desired body weight of within a range of 5-10 pounds.



Know Your Healthy Weight - alternative look-at-a-chart method

Following is a determination of your best weight for good health by considering your frame size and then looking at a chart.

Confirm Your Frame Size. It may be obvious to you and everyone else, by looking at the size of your wrist, that you are definitely a small frame size (small wrist) or definitely a large frame size (large wrist). Otherwise, go here and/or here to get help on determining your frame size.

Use the BMI Chart at the Best Body Weight web page to determine your best weight for a contribution to your having good health.

Note: your doctor’s office or a magazine or book may have a chart that has heavier weights on it. If so, it’s an old chart and no longer valid. Remember that an extensive study of 7,000 studies is as close to wise advice as you will ever get when it comes to avoiding cancer. Therefore, we repeat here: “be as lean as possible within the normal range of body weight.”

 

Getting the Most Out of the Extensive Report at www.dietandcancerreport.org

 

“The Panel’s judgments” (pdf)
and “The cancer process and summary recommendations”

You will need to be able to print pdf files.

If you have a thumb drive (“memory stick”) and can get a copy of the files onto it (ideally done as the only files on the thumb drive), take the thumb drive to a copy center. Have them copy the files and “size” them so that they will be able to fit onto 11” x 17” paper. Have them print them as a double-sided 11” x 17” copy of the two documents. Have them trim it to the document’s resulting size, which is around 8” x 16”. Laminate it, if desired. Then, of course, take a close look at as a reference, and read the report itself, if desired.

Note: To have access to the report you go to www.dietandcancerreport.org and submit your name, e-mail, postal code (zipcode) and country. They will send you the link. They simply want to know who is interested in reading the report. They do not send you additional e-mails unless you requested that updates be sent to you.

 

Additional Information

Ask Health Care Questions when you are meeting with a medical professional about your health and health care

Action Steps to “Put Prevention in America”. See Chapter 17 in the 2007 edition of Health Care Meltdown by Robert H. LeBow, MD, as revised by C. Rocky White, has a list of 10 suggestions on pages 237-239 for actions our society can take for our good health. Dr. LeBow wrote: “We must strive to make physical activity “mainstream” in America.”

 

Accessing PDF Files

If selecting a link for a pdf file does not cause a download of the document to your computer, then you may need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. You can download a free copy by clicking on the following image:

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Encourage Others by Your Example.

A lean body weight, as lean as possible within normal range, as seen in detail on the above web page.

Regular physical activity. 

Avoidance of foods and drinks that promote weight gain, including avoidance of sugary drinks.

 

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