Healthy Weight Chart
Healthy Weight Chart - Assessing Your Weight
Healthy Weight Chart & Assessing Your Weight: What do you use to see where you're at? A scale? Perhaps it's how your clothes fit.
Maintaining a healthy weight is key to living an active and long life. Our food choices have a significant impact on this.
When it comes to trying to maintain a healthy weight, YOU’RE NOT ALONE...2 out of 3 people are struggling with these issue. And it's not because you are “getting old”.
Usually it's just a matter of our lifestyle. Choices we make.
If not successful, it can lead to other chronic diseases such as:
* heart disease
* high cholesterol
* high blood pressure
* Cancer (Some forms)
It is affecting our kids too. Approximately 30% of our kids are overweight, 50% are have adult onset diabetes and this is the first generation of kids with a shorter life expectancy than their parents!! Is your child at a healthy weight?
Body Mass Index, or BMI for short, is commonly used as a reliable indicator for body fatness for most people. It is calculated using a person’s weight and height. BMI is used as a screening tool (not to diagnose) for weight categories that may lead to health issues.
Again, let us repeat...it is only a screening tool. Only use this as a guide.
What’s your BMI?
Body Mass Index or BMI, at an individual level, can be used as a screening tool but is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual. A trained healthcare provider should perform appropriate health assessments in order to evaluate an individual's health status and risks. Use the following to calculate you BMI:
Interpretation of BMI for adults
According to the CDC, BMI (for adults 20 years and older) is interpreted using standard weight status categories. These are the same for all ages and genders. For more information about this healthy weight chart, including those for children and teens, visit CDC BMI Information.
The standard weight status categories associated with BMI ranges for adults are shown in the following table.
|18.5 – 24.9
|25.0 – 29.9
|30.0 and Above
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