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Test Your Body Mass


Test Your Body Mass

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The foods you put in your stomach are the foods that will determine your body mass as well as your overall health!


 

With obesity at epedemic proportions, there are people and groups out there pushing for taxes on desserts, snacks, sodas and even on restaurant food orders.

Some have even gone as far as suggesting the government put restrictions on who can eat what.

If you would like to know what your body mass index is, and if you are considered: too thin, government approved, overweight, or obese, e-mail me with the following facts:

Height in feet and inches
Weight in pounds

richey_jo@aol.com


 

According to the "Calorie Control Council", your Body Mass Index is the most accurate way to determine how pounds turn into health risks.

Being over weight increases your chance for heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. A BMI of 30 or over increases the risk of death by 50 to 150 percent from any cause.

In 1998 the federal government came out with the following guidelines:

BMI less then 18.5 - Under Weight
BMI of 18.5 - 24.9 - Normal
BMI of 25.0 - 29.9 - Over Weight by approx. 20%
BMI of 30.0 -34.9 - Obesity Class I
BMI of 35.0 - 39.9 - Obesity Class II
BMI of 40.0+ - Obesity Class III

However, if you have an Overweight BMI range of 25.0-29.9 and a waist size under 40" for men and 35" for women, you have an Increased chance of health problems. For men with a waist size over 40" and 35" for women, your risk factor is High.

If you fall into the Obesity Class I, and your waist is under 40" for men, and 35" for women, you have a High chance of health problems. For men with a waist of 40" or higher, and 35" for women in the same range, you have a Very High chance of health problems.

If you fall into the Obesity Class II, and you have a BMI between 35.0 - 39.9, you are at a Very High risk factor, for men and women alike, no matter what the waist size.

For those with a BMI of 40.0+, Class III (Extreme Obesity) both men and women are at an Extremely High risk of health problems no matter what the waist size.

For more information from the Calorie Control Council, please refer to: www.caloriecontrol.org


 

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