Fitness Friday: What Does Being Healthy Actually Mean? [VIDEO]
WAITE PARK -- This week in our "Fitness Friday" series on WJON, we answer the age old question what does it mean to be healthy?
Many times as we go through our health changes it's hard to understand what being healthy actually means.
Rejuv Medical's J.R. Burgess says by finding your Body Mass Index is a good way to measure your health.
"There have been so many studies that show a BMI of 25-22 is defined as a health weight," says Burgess.
Your BMI can be found on any website by typing your height and weight. However, Burgess says knowing your body fat percentage is a better indicator.
"So someone with a BMI of 23 but they have no muscle and a higher body fat percentage, someone with a BMI of 26 may be overall healthier," says Burgess.
Being healthy just doesn't mean physically. Burgess says being healthy mentally, and spiritually is just as important.
"So healthy from a weight standpoint is looking at that BMI, but you also need to be healthy mentally so not depressed and spiritually as well," says Burgess.
Burgess says if your having troubles in any of those areas you may need to change your routine and your overall goals.