Sunday, June 6, 2010

How do you know you are normal weight?

BMI-Body Mass Index is a measure of your weight relative to your height- a rough gauge of how “fat” you are. A high BMI is one of several red flags for obesity related diseases, but for many people, including athletes, BMI can be unreliable. Also, like scale weight, BMI doesn’t tell you anything about how your fat is distributed so it’s of limited use.

BMI 18.5 or below: You’re underweight.
BMI between 18.5 and 24.9: You’re in healthy range.
BMI between 25 and 29.9: you’re overweight.
BMI 30 or greater: You’re obese.

If you want to know your BMI value, use the following formula

BMI = {(Weight in pounds) * 703} / {(Height in inches * Height in inches)}

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