Monday, January 9, 2012

Body Mass Index (BMI)









What is BMI?
An indirect measure of body fat calculated from a person's weight and height .

Formula: weight (lb) x 703
[height (in)]2

Example: Weight = 150 lbs,
Height = 5'5" (65")Calculation: [150 ÷ (65)2] x 703
= 24.96

What does it mean?
BMI Weight Status:
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese














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