Wendy Batts

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Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Sharecare

Location:

  • Roswell, GA

Activity

  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How can I make my body mass index more favorable?

    BMI is a number based on your height and weight. To improve it, you must either be taller or weigh less. Since we cannot control our height, weighing less is going to be your best bet! We lose weight by burning more calories than we eat. That is, we need to move more and eat less.  Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Why is it important to know my body mass index?

    Your BMI is often used by the medical community and health agencies to assess one’s risk for weight related diseases. BMI can give you an idea of your individual risk by placing you in a particular weight category. It is not the only risk indication tool out there but it is easy to perform and can...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Is it better to do my cardio at a high intensity or low intensity?

    Usually this question is posed within the context of the goal of weight loss, so we’ll talk about it that way. Often this question boils down to “what intensity of cardio is better for losing weight?” The short answer is that the best type of cardio, whether low or high, is the one you will do co...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How can I reduce a high body mass index (BMI)?

    If your BMI is high, you can reduce it and jump into a healthier weight category by weighing less. A lower weight plugged into the formula will reduce the BMI that gets calculated. We lose weight by burning more calories than we eat. That is, we need to move more and eat less. This is often easier said...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How can I lose weight successfully?

    Losing weight is a matter of burning more calories than you eat. Body fat is simply stored energy and to reduce it we need to manage the energy put into our bodies (what we eat) against the energy we use (natural metabolism and physical activity). To use what’s been stored we need create an energy...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What is BMI (body mass index)?

    Body Mass Index (BMI) is a ratio of someone’s height and weight. It is one way to measure body fatness and is widely used because it is easy to perform, inexpensive and doesn’t require any tools and processes other than a calculator and a formula. While it doesn’t directly measure body composition...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How is body mass index (BMI) correlated to obesity?

    A BMI of 30 or higher places someone in the obese category. Remember that BMI is a single screening tool and other measures and diagnostic criteria should be used prior to assessing your health and risk for disease based on your body weight. Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
    Wendy Batts answered:

    How can I get rid of the fat around my hips?

    Many believe working your hip muscles excessively in the gym will lead to fat reduction in that specific area. Losing fat in any area of your body is a result of burning more calories than you consume. The best way to achieve this calorie scenario is to incorporate a sensible reduced-calorie diet and i...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Is circuit training beneficial for weight loss?

    In circuit training, resistance exercises are performed one after the other with little or no rest in between. To lose weight one must burn more calories and eat fewer calories. Higher intensity exercise such as circuit training can burn more calories during and in the time following exercise. So absolutely,...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What are the concerns with being inflexible?

    Muscles pull on bones, and bones make joints when they meet. If certain muscles are overly tight, then the bones and joints they pull on will be out of optimal position. Optimal here being defined as a balance of forces across a joint. If there is imbalance across the joint then wear-and-tear will take place over...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How can I lose belly fat?

    To let your inner six pack show, you need to burn fat all over your body! Getting rid of belly fat is achieved through a combination of eating a sensible reduced-calorie diet, and participating in a progressive resistance training and cardio exercise program. However, with this being said, when you do...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Can I exercise in extreme cold weather?

    Your body is amazing and can adjust to weather conditions very quickly. If you are dressed appropriately, well hydrated and know when enough is enough, then yes, you can exercise in extreme cold weather. Your body temperature can adjust to extreme temperatures as long as you can keep your body dry by layering with the right...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What is proper portion control?

    Proper portion control is different for every individual. Because we are all different shapes and sizes, the amount of calories that you eat each day should depend on your overall goal. Determining the recommended calories based on your goal will be extremely important so you know just how many c...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How do calories factor into how much weight I lose?

    There is a direct relationship between the weight we lose and calories. The calorie is the unit we use to measure how much energy is in food (in the form of carb, protein, fat, alcohol) and how much energy we store or use (body fat and body sugar stores).

    So the direct relationship looks like this: one pound

    ...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
    Wendy Batts answered:

    How can I lose fat specifically on my thighs?

    There is no such thing as spot reduction. Many believe working leg muscles in the gym will lead to fat reduction in that area. Losing fat in any area is a result of burning more calories than you consume. The best way to achieve this calorie scenario is to incorporate a sensible reduced-calorie diet and...Read More
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