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Getting Healthy

Do you know your BMI (Body Mass Index)? Body mass index is a measure of body fat based on height and weight.

For adults, an ideal BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. A person with a BMI over 24.9 is considered overweight, and a person with a BMI under 18.5 is considered underweight. You may Click here to determine your BMI.

If you want to control your caloric intake, it's important to keep track of all of the calories you consume. You might want to carry a notepad to record your daily food consumption. You may click here to access a calorie counter to help you accurately record your intake.

Are you ready to begin an exercise program? If so, you can benefit by knowing how many calories you will use doing various exercises. For your own personal calorie-burning calculator click here.

Professional Abbreviations

MD: Medical Doctor

An allopathic physician. MDs are fully-qualified physicians graduated from accredited medical schools.

DO: Osteopathic Doctor

An osteopathic physician. DOs are fully-qualified physicians graduated from accredited medical schools.

PA, PA-C: Physician Assistant

A Physician Assistant can deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services, as delegated by a physician. A PA-C is a Certified Physician Assistant, while a PA has completed their training and passed their board exam.

NP: Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners are healthcare professionals that complete advanced, graduate level educational programs that enable them to practice independently or in collaboration with other health care professionals and other individuals to diagnose. treat and manage the patient's health problems.

FNP: Family Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner specializing in health care for families.

ANP: Adult Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner specializing in health care for adults.

GNP: Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner specializing in health care for elderly individuals.

APNP: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner specializing in psychiatry.