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Body Mass Index and Weight Loss Information

 

Your Body Mass Index, or BMI, is an objective scientific measure, that uses your height and weight.

One variable BMI fails to consider is lean body mass. It is possible for a healthy, muscular individual with very low body fat to be classified as obese using the BMI formula. If you are a trained athlete, your weight based on your measured percentage of body fat would be a better indicator of what you should weigh.

This page includes a simple program to calculate your exact BMI and a height vs. weight chart that will approximate your BMI classification.

To use the program enter your height and weight in the boxes below, and then click “Calculate BMI”.

Weight: lbs.
Height: Ft. In.

Body Mass Index
According to the Panel on Energy, Obesity, and Body Weight Standards published by American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, your category is:

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If your results are outside the "Desirable" range, you can use the graph below to determine your goal bodyweight that would put you in a healthier classification.

(I included this particular graph because I found the "politically correct" versions of the classifications to be amusing - Randy)

        
  

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   Under-weight   
   Healthy-weight (Desirable)   
   Hefty (Prone to health risks)  
   Prosperous (Obese)   
   Grossly Prosperous (Extremely Obese)   


If your BMI is below 20:
This indicates a lean BMI, which means you have a low amount of body fat. If you are an athlete, this can be desirable. If you are not an athlete, a lean BMI can indicate that your weight may be too low, which may lower your immunity. If your BMI and body weight are low, you should consider gaining weight through good diet and exercise habits, to increase your muscle mass.

If your BMI is between 20 and 22:
This indicates the ideal, healthy amount of body fat, which is associated with living longest, and the lowest incidence of serious illness. Coincidentally, it seems this ratio is what many individuals perceive to be the most aesthetically attractive.

If your BMI is between 22 and 25:
This is still considered an acceptable range, and is associated with good health.

If your BMI is between 25 and 30:
You are considered “Hefty”, and should finds ways to lower your weight, through diet and exercise. You are at increased risk for a variety of illnesses at your present weight. You should lose weight by changing your diet and exercising more.

If your BMI is over 30:
This indicates an unhealthy condition. Your excess “Prosperity” is putting you at risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease and some cancers. You should lose weight by changing your diet and exercising more.

 

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