The beginning of a new year is a great time to consider your circumstances and purpose to make goals in your life. One common area would be health, specifically, our weight.
So, how do you rank with your current weight? Should you be concerned?
One measurement to monitor would be the BMI Index.
BMI provides a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.
You can calculate your BMI # by using the following formula:
1) what is your weight?
2) how tall are you in inches?
3) square those inches (ex. if you are 5 feet, 9 inches, your height would be 69 inches, so you’d get 69×69= 4761
4) divide weight by height (ex. 165 pounds/4761 = 0.034656585)
5) multiply that # by 703 (0.034656585 x 703 = 24.36)
6) 24.36 is my BMI #
7) where does that rank? below 18.5 underweight
18.6 to 24.9 healthy
25 to 29.9 overweight
30 and above obese
Like with all health-related topics, please consider talking with a trained medical professional. This BMI measurement tool offers some practical standards for you to evaluate your personal health.
Check it out!