How Body Mass Index Works – 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 ...
Is Body Mass Index or BMI a Real Measure of Obesity or is It Flawed? by Armand Dupuis
... You could be totally normal and the body mass index could tell you that you are overweight. So Why is bmi used? That’s a good question! First , it’s convenient. Anyone can take your height and weight, look on a chart and “label you” as obese or overweight. Secondly , it allows weight loss clinics to sell a lot of memberships, and allows even non professionals to sell a lot of weight loss products. So bmi charts make it real easy to fool a lot of people, so it’s important you understand how ...
What's your Body Mass Index? by Adam Waxler
... The table for determining risk factors associated with obesity is: Below 18.5 - Underweight
18.5 - 24.9 - Normal
25.0 - 29.9 - Overweight
30.0 and up - Obese If your body mass index is above 25.0, your doctor or other medical professional can advise you on the best weight loss plan for you. You should know that there are great benefits to losing even a moderate amount of weight. Some of those include: * Lowering your risk of diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, a ...
How to Calculate Your BMI by Ken Wilssens
... If you apply the BMI formula to calculate your body mass index and then measure the circumference of your waist, you will have a better indication of whether or not you need to lose weight. When you start to diet and lose weight, instead of constantly weighing yourself on the scales, you should take a measurement of your waist at regular intervals. When you lose weight through diet and exercise you will gain muscle, which will not produce any measurable changes in the BMI.
Disability and Diet: How to Select the "RIGHT" one for you? by Carolyn Magura
... According to the FDA, “Overweight refers to an excess of body weight, but not necessarily body fat.” Health professionals use a measurement known as body mass index (BMI) to classify an adult's weight as healthy, overweight, or obese. The BMI Calculator provided by the National Institutes of Health can help you calculate your BMI. BMI Classification 18.5-24.9 = Normal 25-29.9 = Overweight ≥(equal to, or greater than) 30 = Obese Overweight is defined as a BMI of 25 to 29.9 and ...
Weighing Scales 101 by Noah Lam
... 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. All scales have a weight capacity, some are as small as a kitchen scale measuring grams to scales big enough to measure a truck. Exceeding the capacity of the scale will damage it.
Life Insurance Premiums Put the Squeeze on Fat People by Michael Challiner
... Divide the result by your height measured in inches Again divide the resulting number by your height in inches The result displayed is your Body Mass Index To give you a fix on what this means for you, here are the BMI's for twelve famous people: Under Weight Pamela Anderson – ex Baywatch Actress 16.2 Victoria Beckham – Footballers Wife 17.0 Renee Zellweger – Actress 18.0 Normal Weight Catherine Zeta Jones – Actress 19.7 Davina McCall – TV Presenter 20.8 Alan Shearer – Newcastle ...
Aren't You Tired Of Being Fat? by Dan Curtis
... One way to set a goal is to use the body mass index. The body mass index is simply a way of finding how much you should way based on how tall you are. It doesn’t work well for some highly trained athletes, but for most of us it is very helpful. Just type “body mass index” into any internet search engine, and you will find a calculator that will do the work for you. A number of 25 or less is considered normal. But remember, any weight you take off, even if you don’t get quite to your “ideal ...