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Body Mass Index

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statistical measure which compares a person's weight and height and to estimate a healthy body weight

The body mass index (BMI), or Quetelet index, is a statistical measure which compares a person's weight and height. Though it does not actually measure the percentage of body fat it is used to estimate a healthy body weight based on a person's height. … see full wiki

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review by . April 08, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the ways to determine when extra pounds translate into health risks. BMI is a measure which takes into account a person’s weight and height to gauge total body fat in adults. According to the BMI the healthy weight target for everyone is between 19 and 24.  Smeone with a BMI of 26 to 27 is about 20 percent overweight, which is generally believed to carry moderate health risks. A BMI of 30 and higher is considered obese. The higher the BMI, the greater …
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2011
A quick and easy way to discover whether you are fit as a fiddle, a bit chunky or God forbid grossly overweight. There are lots of BMI available online. I discovered that I am just a tad overweight right now but I have been working at it and hope to bring that down into the normal range for the first time in decades. Check it out! It doesn't hurt.
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