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Are You Really Overweight

Due to lack of exercise we are burning fewer calories everyday and thereby gaining a lot of weight. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement that helps us determine whether we are overweight or obese. If height is measured in inches and weight in pounds and your BMI is between 25-30 then you are overweight. If your BMI is greater than 30 than you are obese.

Ideal Weight Formula is an alternate method:

  1. Females – For first 5feet of height, count 100 pounds. Then for each additional inch add 5 pounds.
    For example if you are 5feet 4inches you should weigh 120 pounds (5feet – 100 pounds and 4 inches – 4x5 = 20 pounds). If you are 15 pounds or more than this ideal weight, you are overweight, and if you are more than 25 pounds then you are obese.
  2. Males – For first 5feet of height count 106 pounds. Then for each additional inch include 6 pounds. If you are 15 pounds or more than this ideal weight you are overweight, and if more than 25 pounds then you are obese.

Submitted on February 24, 2009
 
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