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BMI

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Body Mass Index is an indirect measure of body fat based on weight and height.

Formula: weight (lb) / [height (in)]2x 703

Calculate BMI by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703.

Example: Weight = 150 lbs, Height = 5’5″ (65″)
Calculation: [150 ÷ (65)2] x 703 = 24.96

Standard:

BMI
Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese

According to the BMI weight status categories, anyone with a BMI over 25 would be classified as overweight and anyone with a BMI over 30 would be classified as obese.

It is important to remember, however, that BMI is not a direct measure of body fatness and that BMI is calculated from an individual’s weight which includes both muscle and fat. As a result, some individuals may have a high BMI but not have a high percentage of body fat. For example, highly trained athletes may have a high BMI because of increased muscularity rather than increased body fatness. Although some people with a BMI in the overweight range (from 25.0 to 29.9) may not have excess body fatness, most people with a BMI in the obese range (equal to or greater than 30) will have increased levels of body fatness.

It is also important to remember that weight is only one factor related to risk for disease. If you have questions or concerns about the appropriateness of your weight, you should discuss them with your healthcare provider.

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/index.html#Interpreted

 

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Day (162) – Look Me in the Eye

Day (162) – Look Me in the Eye.

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Thankful For and Re-Blogged

 

Faith

Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. – Corrie Ten Boom

 

 

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Day (161) – Courage II

Day (161) – Courage II.

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2012 in Thankful For and Re-Blogged

 
 
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