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 Rockstar of The Month  – August 2017 –

Enara Staff
/ September 1, 2017
Enara Rockstar of The Month – August 2017 –

Our Rockstar couple of the Month is
Tyler and Kristin

My name is Kristin Grandahl and my husband Tyler has participated on my journey to becoming a healthier person.  I was diagnosed with MS about a year ago and if you don’t know this, there isn’t much a person can do to control their symptoms when dealing with this disease. Everything I had read was that the only thing you can control is how healthy you are in every other aspect of your life. My goal was to get my body into as healthy of a state as I possibly could. The first step was eating healthier and losing weight. I figured some of my other medical issues (high blood pressure) would straighten themselves out if I could get this first step on track. Tyler, who has been my rock through all of this decided that he would go on the same journey so that we could be healthy and happy together. We knew we needed help so thats why we came to Enara. I have lost 30 lbs and Tyler has lost 35. Our blood pressure levels are perfect now and we feel great. This was the best decision we have ever made. We can enjoy our lives together so much more now because we have the energy and healthy outlook to do so. Keep working towards your goals. It is amazing what you can achieve! I just completed a 10k last week and I am amazed that my body is now capable of doing so!

Weight Loss progress:
Tyler lost 40 Lbs
Kristin lost 32 Lbs

Progress in HS (hypersensitive) CRP:

  • High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (HS-CRP) is a protein that increases in the blood with inflammation.
  • HS-CRP test may be used to help evaluate an individual for cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Low risk: less than 1.0 mg/L, average risk: 1.0 to 3.0 mg/L, and High risk: above 3.0 mg/L.

Drop in (BMI) Body Mass Index:

  • BMI stands for body mass index. The two factors used to determine your BMI are your height and weight. Doctors often use BMI as a simple and easy way to measure if a person is at a healthy weight, underweight or overweight.
  • While BMI is a good measure to assess the average person’s weight, it’s not always sufficient. If you are an athlete or active, you are going to have more weight in muscle than the average person, and your BMI may not accurately reflect your health and fitness, or how healthy and fit you look.

Drop in (PBF) percent body fat:

  • PBF (Body fat percentage) is the percentage of your body that is made up of fat. Everything else is usually referred to as “lean tissue.” This gives a more accurate representation of health, fitness and leanness.
  • The chart below from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is one of the most commonly used percent body fat charts. As you can see, women have a higher body fat percentage relative to men for a given level. Women have more fat because of physiological differences such as hormones, breasts, and sexual organs. In addition, women need a higher amount of body fat for ovulation.

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