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Body Mass Index
What is Body Mass Index(BMI)? measurement of body fat based on height and weight
What is the BMI Formula? Weight in pounds X 703 ———————————— Height in inches²
How can I use BMI to determine if I am an ideal body weight? 20 and 25 - healthy Below 20 - underweight Above 25 - overweight Above 30 - obesity
How does BMI impact your health risks? The higher your BMI, the higher your risk of developing such conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes.
Is BMI accurate? It is generally accurate for most people, but can read too high for athletes or others with large, heavy muscles. The most accurate way to determine one’s body composition is by calculating % of body fat. The most accurate test is under water hydrostatic weighing. The second most accurate test is the skin fold test with a + or – 3 % margin for error.
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