How Body Mass Index Works Ė Set Your Weight Loss Goals by Robb Ksiazek
... Body mass index, or BMI, creates an opportunity for weight loss enthusiasts to determine their ideal body weight in order to set their goals. The index uses your body height and weight to determine problem areas in your weight. Underweight, normal, overweight, and obese are the categories the index uses for classification. The categories have their individual implications as regarded to health and wellbeing. How is BMI Calculated? BMI calculations use a simple formula that can be figured ...
Healthy Body Weight by Rex Ng
... This site provides a simple to use BMI calculator. Below is a breakdown of the obesity level base on the BMI score. Underweight - BMI less than 18.5 Ideal - BMI 18.5-25 Overweight - BMI 25-30 Obese - BMI 30-40 Very obese - BMI greater than 40 Finally, one last index to gauge healthy body weight is to measure the amount of fat tissue around the waist. Research has indicated that abdominal fat is more of a health hazard then fat accumulated in other area of the body.
Is Body Mass Index or BMI a Real Measure of Obesity or is It Flawed? by Armand Dupuis
... Body Mass Index (bmi)
A Misleading measure of ObesityMany professionals use body mass index also known as bmi as a measure of excess fat or obesity, but the system is totally flawed and misleading. So Donít use body mass index, otherwise known as bmi, as a measuring stick to see if you are overweight or obese, because itís totally misleading. Yes if you are obese, the body mass index measurement will tell you that you are obese, thereís no doubt about that, however
Weighing Scales 101 by Noah Lam
... Some models include a calculator to measure your Body Mass Index or probes to measure body fat percentage. Body Mass Index is the measurement of body fat based on height and weight. A body mass index of less than 18.5 is considered to be underweight, 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal, 25-29.9 is Overweight, and Over 30 is Obese. To calculate your Body Mass Index, multiply 703 with your weight in pounds then divide by your height in inches and divide again by your height.
What is Your Healthy Body Weight by Kim Beardsmore
... The researchers compared Body-Mass Index (BMI) to longevity and found a correlation between premature death and higher BMIs. For example, a 20-year-old white male, 5'10" weighing 288 pounds with a BMI of greater than 40 was estimated to lose 13 years of his life as a result of obesity. Findings were similar for women with higher BMIs, who were estimated to lose an average of eight years. While these studies reference extreme levels of obesity, there are still millions of overweight people ...
What's your Body Mass Index? by Adam Waxler
... Do you know how to measure body mass index? Do you even know what body mass index is? For some, the need to lose weight is clear. Those whose body weight places them into the obese or morbidly obese categories are well aware that they are carrying too many pounds. But what about those who are only slightly overweight? Is that ten pounds over the ideal weight raising your risk of health complications? Are you just 'big-boned'? How do you decide if you really need to lose weight - and how ...
Obesity in America -- The Growing Epidemic! by Shelley Hitz
... The most commonly used method to determine if a person is obese is to look at his/her Body Mass Index (BMI). A person with a BMI over 30 is considered to be obese, and a BMI over 40 is considered to be severely obese. Itís important to remember though that BMI could be misleading in pregnant or lactating women and in muscular individuals. There are some free tools to find your body fat percentage at With obesity, comes the increased risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, Type II ...
What is Body Mass Index (BMI) by David Brooks
... Body mass index (BMI) is used to estimate your total amount of body fat. It is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared (m2). The value for the BMI relates quite closely to your amount of body fat. Differences in BMI between people of the same age and sex are usually due to body fat. However, there are exceptions to this rule (see below). How to calculate your BMI
BMI is an approximate measure of the best weight for health only.