Helpful Links to Stay Healthy

South Asian Diet Recommendations

Choosing the right carbohydrates in proper portions can make your South Asian diet healthier

Heart Attack Risk Calculator

You can use this calculator to work out your risk of having a heart attack or stroke over the next ten years by answering some simple questions. It is suitable for people who do not already have a diagnosis of heart disease or stroke

South Asian BMI Calculator

South Asian Ranges: 

Underweight: 18.4 or less 

Healthy: 18.5 to 22.9 Overweight: 23 to 27.4 

Obese: Greater than 27.5

South Asian Exercise Tips

Do at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity  5 days per week Total of 150 minutes  

Or At least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity  3 days per week Total of 75 minutes

Stress Reduction Tips for South Asian Parents

Research has suggested that chronic or high stress in South Asians  may lead to heart disease and other pyschiatric illnesses. Dont be afraid to seek help. 

How to Quit Smoking

Smoking rates are very high in South Asian communities. South Asians often smoke cigarettes, bidis or a hookah, or chew tobacco in paan or gutkha. 

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