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BMI (Body Mass Index)

Knowledge is Power! _______________________________________________ Do you know your Body Mass Index (BMI)? If not, be sure to use the handy BMI calculator on this site, courtesy of the CDC . Just scroll down past the comment section and then plug in your height and weight. What do the numbers mean? If your BMI is below 18.5, you are underweight. If your BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9, you are normal weight. If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9, you are overweight. If your BMI is between 30 and 34.9, you are considered to be class I obese. If your BMI is between 35 and 39.9, you are considered to be class II obese. If your BMI is 40 or above, you are considered to be class III obese (also known as "super obesity," a medically dangerous situation.) --From Obesity (Wikipedia) If you fall into one of the three obesity categories, then you should consult with your doctor for a plan of action. Your physician can refer you to an obesity specialist who can

"Obesity Problem": Results From a Casual Google Search Term

Physiological Impact of Obesity Image from Drexel University College of Medicine _____________________ I couldn't open up a magazine, you couldn't read a newspaper, you couldn't turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America. --Morgan Spurlock, Supersize Me Obesity: Pandemic or Nonsense? Out of curiosity, I did a search on the term "Obesity Problem," just to see what is being said in the media and medical sites. Here is what I discovered : Obesity defined: An obese person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health. If a person's body weight is at least 20% higher than it should be, he or she is considered obese. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight. If your BMI is 30 or over you are considered obese. -- Medical News Today Are YOU obese? Use this handy CDC widget to find out: BMI For Adults Widget According to the Nati

Thought for the Day--March 17, 2011: ATRIM (Assess, Test, Reassess, Implement, Maintain)

Yesterday, I suggested that you Throw away all diet and lifestyle dictums and advice that don't work for and with you. But how do you begin your own personalized lifestyle program that will include both weight loss and a healthier life style? Today, I offer some general guidelines on how you can launch your new lifestyle. Let's begin with ATRIM, an acronym for Assess, Test, Reassess, Implement, Maintain. Assess: During this phase, you are gathering your personal stats, such as weight, height, build, Body Mass Index (BMI), and any other pertinent health information (such as Diabetes and insulin resistance, among other conditions), bits of important info that will help determine your optimal calories needed per day for good health and weight loss. Depending on the state of your general health, you may need to consult your physician to help you develop your personalized program (Teens under 18 and seniors over 65 should always consult a physician). Just make sure that you select

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