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Date Posted: 03:47:31 06/30/09 Tue
Author: khurram
Subject: health formula

Setting weight loss goals is probably one of the more difficult things to do when you embark on an exercise and/or diet program. How much do you need to lose? That question is hard to answer and often based on your particular goals. If you're losing weight for your health, your goal might be more modest, say 4-10% of your current weight. But what if you have something more specific in mind like a certain clothing-
http://urshealth.com
Set Your Goals
If you've determined you do need to lose weight, your next step is to set a reasonable weight loss goal for yourself. You can base your goals on any number of factors, but a great place to start would be the general recommendations set out by the American College of Sports Medicine which are 5-10% of body weight or one to two pounds per week.
http://urshealth.com
Keep in mind that these calculations offer guesstimates. There are a number of factors that affect weight, so its best to take the results you get with a grain of salt. For example, BMI is affected by how much muscle you haveif you have more muscle, your weight might actually be higher than what is considered healthy on the BMI chart, even though you have a healthy body fat percentage.
Resources:
Janice, et al.http://urshealth.com , medicine Science in Sports & Exercise. 33(12):2145-2156, December 2009

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