Friday, October 24, 2008

How to find out if you are overweight or not

How to know if you are overweight?

Now a days your personality decides the shape of your career and for personality development you need to be in good shape. And this is true not only for girls but also for boys. You can’t be underweight, nor you can be overweight.

We already aware now, how to know if we are underweight. Similarly it is important to know if you are overweight that can be synonymous to Fat in some cases but not always. Don’t always believe your eyes for that because we know now that girls feel they are fat all the time.

But there is a sure shot way to know if you are overweight or not, that is with the help of “Body Mass Index or BMI”. And to derive the BMI you need to know your height in meters and your weight in kg. Once you know that just put the values in following formula and calculate.

BMI = Weight (kg)/Height (m2)

When you get the answer after calculation, compare the answer with this,

If your answer is,
18.5 to 25 ----- normal

25 to 30 -------- Overweight

30 to 35 --------- Obese class I

35 to 40 --------- Obese Class II

40 to 45 --------- Severally Obese

45 to 50 --------- Morbidly Obese

50 to 60 --------- Super Obese

Above 60 -------- Hyper Obese

BMI is frequently used to assess how much an individual's body weight departs from what is normal or desirable for a person of his or her height.

So just calculate your BMI and find out if you are overweight or not, If you found out that you are overweight and you want to lose weight then consult your doctor asap.

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