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Saturday, August 11, 2007
Body Mass Index
Body Weight is one thing important for every body in the life time. Some people love when they have children with fat in the child or teenager because is look like healthy and funny, but when they growing up it will be make problem to their children it self. Body weight which over then the normal standard who called overweight in adult it will be make many problems even if they are public figure, artists, singer, dancer and so on because it will be interrupt to their performance when they are present in the public community. On in other hand over weight is likely make to health problems such as Heart diseases, Diabetes, Hypertension, Osteoarthritis, Gout, Gall bladder diseases and certain cancer.

To keep your Healthy Body you have to reduce your body weight going to normal weight (BMI between 18.5 and 24.9). Do exercise and well balance diet is better way to prevent from many diseases caused by over weight. Weight control is supposed to keep your weight always in normal BMI range. The following of BMI standard guide to maintain your body weight are:



Waist Size

< or = to

> or = to

40 in. (men) or40 in. (men) or

35 in. (women)35 in. (women)
18.5 or lessUnderweight--N/A
18.5-24.9Normal Weight--N/A
25.0-25.9Overweight IncreasedHigh
30.0-34.9Obese HighHigh
35.0-39.9ObeseVery HighVery High
40 or greaterExtremely ObeseExtremely HighExtremely High

If you want to check your BMI (Body Mass Index) use this BMI Formula
Imperial version-BMI Calculator (Imperial - a stone is equivalent to 14lb)
Metric version version-BMI Calculator