Matthew 25 House holds talk on body mass index – As part of the Monthly Socialization Meetings, has held a talk on Body Mass Index (BMI)
Speaking to participants at the September Socialization meeting, Kyotani Eri, a volunteer with the House from JICA.
Speaking to participants at the meeting, Abena, as she is called, took time to emphasize the need for people living with HIV (PLHIV) to practice good eating habits.
She stressed that PLHIV must ensure their meals are always balanced so they can gain the needed nutrients for their body to be in good health conditions.
Educating all present, Monsignor Alex Bobby Benson the Director of the House told the audience that each time people visited the hospital, their height, and weight are taken but are not told what it is for. “Now that we know the use of our weight and height, let us take is serious so that we can live healthy lives”
Adding to Monsignor Bobby Benson’s words, Madan Kyotani said there was a relationship between the Body Mass Index and life expectancy. On a note of caution, she mentioned that too much fat in the body put one at risk of certain diseases which could be avoided.
All participants at the meeting had their Body Mass Index checked.
Matthew 25 House holds talk on body mass index
After that, they spent time with the volunteer one on one making inquiries about their different indexes.
Per the index, a figure below 18 indicated one was below the expected weight and aught to seek medical attention. A figure between 18.5 to 20 was a sign of healthy weight while a figure from 20 to 30 indicated an overweight.
Any figure from 30 upwards showed one was getting obese and had to take steps to reduce their weight gradually.
She told the audience not to panic if they were overweight and not attempt to reduce their weight drastically as it could also trigger a bounce back.