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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Desirable Weight

You want to stay fit or you want to have a desirable weight? Then known your BMI to stay fit. BMI stands for Body Mass Index. The BMI determines whether a person's
weight is appropriate for height and is calculated using a simple formular :

          BMI = weight(kg)/ [height square(m)]

For example, a person who weighs 65kg and is 1.6m tall would have a BMI of  65kg divided by the square of 1.6m which would be 25.4
The advantage of using this index, rather than weight alone is that, it is height-independent such that tall and short people of similar proportions would have a similar BMI. The World Health Organisation(WHO) regards a  BMI of 18.5 to 25 as optimal(normal) weight, a number above 25 suggests overweight and a number above 30 indicates obesity.
However, note that BMI does not measure body fat.
Please, check your height and weight to know your BMI and work towards staying fit.  

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