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Fitness Tip: Underweight can be dangerous

There is such a thing as being underweight, and it can be just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, than being overweight.

Those who are too small can be at risk for osteoporosis and other diseases or disorders. Many times, underweight also stands for malnourished. We may be eating enough calories, but are we eating the right calories?

Our bodies require vitamins and minerals that we find in all of the food groups. If you are trying to lose weight, find a healthy weight or BMI to shoot for and be sure to check with a physician about the safety of that number.

Bridget R. Sanders, PTA

The Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy Department