Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Lose Weight, Gain Health


Generally, it has been discovered that excess weight gives room for several chronic diseases that is been diagnosis in the different parts of the world with different health specialist trying to proffer solution.

Excess weight weight is measured by the following simple methods:

Body Mass Index ( B.M.I ) which incorporates both height and weight, is a convenient measurement to assess a person's body fat content.

                                       B.M.I = Weight/Height2

B.M.I results are classified as follows :
 Classification
 B.M.I ( kg/m2 )
 Risk of H.D
 Underweight
 < 18.5
 Low (but risk of other clinical problems increased)
 Normal Range
 18.5 - 24.9
 Average
 Overweight
 > 25

 Pre- obese
 25 - 29.9
 Increased
 Obese Class 1
 30 - 34.9
 Moderate
 Obese Class 2
 35 - 39.9
 Severe
 Obese Class 3
 > 40
 Very severe


 Weight circumference is a simple and convenient method for predicting disease associated with excess weight 


Normal
Increased
Substantially increased risk
Women
< 80cm
80cm – 88cm
                > 88cm
Men
< 94cm
94cm – 102cm
                > 102cm

 

        DO check your B.M.I today, to stay healthy......