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What does it mean to be healthy? Berkshire health experts break it down | Local News

New Year’s Day is in the rearview mirror and with it are many resolutions for a healthier version of ourselves. That is, if we even remembered to create those goals. 

However, it’s important to put them into perspective. The Eagle spoke with Maureen Daniels, Berkshire Health Systems director of wellness and community health, as well as Dr. Rebecca Caine, a primary care provider of Berkshire Internists of Berkshire Medical Center, to provide guidance on how to create achievable goals and clarify what it means to be healthy.

How do we come up with a resolution? When do we know it’s time to change something?

“I think the opportunity comes when what we’re doing is no longer working for us,” Daniels said. “This might be the opportunity to take a pause, ‘What am I doing? Is this working for me?’”

Daniels and Caine agree that sometimes a resolution is a result

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Weight loss tips approved by experts

Weight loss: A female sportsperson with black plastic water bottle doing sport outside in the countryside. (Getty Images)

Use weight loss tips that are realistic and sustainable. (Getty Images)

With messages of ‘getting fit for summer’ cropping up everywhere, it’s common for weight loss to enter our minds at this time of year. But with ‘fad’ or ‘crash’ diets being both unhealthy and unsustainable, we’ve compiled a list of expert-approved tips for those wanting to lose weight. Find the hacks that feel right for you…

1. Calculate your BMI

Male on weight scale on floor background, Diet concept.

When working out your BMI be mindful of other factors. (Getty Images)

First up, before you even think about making changes, you can use the body mass index (BMI) calculator to find out whether you’re a healthy weight for your height. Measure your waist as well, to check you’re not carrying too much fat around your stomach, which can increase your risk of disease, type 2 diabetes and strokes.

BMI results

  • If you’re a ‘healthy weight’ you should

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