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Monthly Archives: December 2018

An eDoc gift

Gavin LeSueur - December 22, 2018

As we approach the festive season eDoc.net will continue to provide comprehensive advice about what is recommended that you do in each year of your life for preventative health. If you would like to give the gift of good health advice to a family member or friend then simply send them a link to www.edoc.net.  You might save a life and prompt a loved one to take control of their health. And the cost is nothing. Free! Anonymous!
As the Christmas and festive season parties begin remember:
“Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound’

Stay safe.  Preventative health is a life guard.  Merry Christmas and have an enjoyable festive season

 

A weighty graph. BMI and life expectancy

Gavin LeSueur - December 19, 2018

I posted this graph six years ago and have since used it 100’s of times to illustrate a pretty mind boggling fact. Bypassing all the problems obesity causes, this graph gets to the one big fact. It puts in a simple way the personal cost of carrying to much weight on your life expectancy. There is a reason when a patient comes in for a checkup that I first do their height and weight. The simple calculation of Basal Metabolic Index (BMI), while it is far from a perfect measure, is a good starting pointer to many potential health issues – hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis etc. Attention 30 year olds – if your BMI is over 45 you will lose 21 years of life.

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