It’s quite possible you’ve seen the news headlines by now, but it’s a topic that can’t be
ignored. In the last 15 years, the obesity rate in America has increased 90% or NEARLY
DOUBLE!!! Maryland was ranked 26th out of the 50 states, with 27.1% of our residents
So what does this mean for you? It may be a reality check. You may not even know what
your relative health is concerning your weight. Many people are simply uninformed, or
unfortunately in denial, of what a healthy weight is. This is a great opportunity to learn
and improve your health if need be. So let’s dive right in!
Really what does obese mean? Most people make the incorrect association of obesity
with morbid obesity, which is far more extreme. According to the CDC, measuring your
Body Mass Index (BMI) which correlates your weight and height with likely amount of
body fat is the easiest way to determine your weight status category. You can easily find
a BMI calculator online and find your own number. Once you do, compare to the charts.
This is a good way to gauge where you are and set goals for yourself to either remain in
that healthy range or get a move on and lose the extra weight. Here is the scale from the
BELOW 18.5 = Underweight
18.5-24.9 = Normal
25.0-29.9 = Overweight
30.0 and ABOVE = Obese
Unfortunately for many people, weight management is a stressful topic. Instead of
obsessing over how to lose 20 pounds overnight, be smart about improving your health.
Weight management can be a way to relieve stress if you find an activity that is FUN for
you to do and MOTIVATES you to get moving. The weight will come off (or stay off)
and it won’t feel like it’s a thankless job.
Get your payoff by trying something new and guaranteed to help you lose weight –
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)! MMA is becoming one of the most popular activities for
people of ALL ages, sizes and abilities. It’s an effective way to get in your cardiovascular
exercise, strength and endurance training, and improving your balance and flexibility.
How do you accomplish all these things without being bored on machines and treadmills?
It’s simple! Punch away all your stress and feel like a champion while doing Muay Thai
Kickboxing. Considered the most effective form of striking, Muay Thai is available
nearly every day at Ivey League MMA. You can learn it quickly and see your waistline
shrink almost immediately! Or try your hand at “human chess” commonly called
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). BJJ was developed as a submission fighting style designed for
any sized person to be able to defend themselves from any sized attacker. BJJ is a sport
that pushes you mentally and physically while teaching you self defense on the ground.
Ivey League Mixed Martial Arts has BJJ classes 7 days a week making it easy to reach
your health goals. Put it all together for the complete picture of self defense in an MMA
class, where you will burn calories and train tough!
Use this news on our Nation’s obesity levels to motivate you to get moving! Come in to
Ivey League MMA for a FREE 30 day trial guaranteed to help you get in shape while
having a great time exercising.