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Your B M I

 

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.
 

Click here to go to the:  CGI based BMI Calculator

  • Enter your weight and height using English or Metric measures.

  • Click on compute and your BMI will appear in the heart of the figure.

  • See "Assessing Your Risk" for the health risks associated with overweight and obesity, as well as BMI limitations.
     

BMI Categories:

  • Normal weight = 18.5 - 24.9

  • Overweight = 25 - 29.9

  • Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

Go to the BMI tables.

Note: If this does not work with your browser or for a text alternative to this page, click:  to go to the CGI based BMI Calculator
 

Your BMI is an objective scientific measure, that uses your height and weight. You can calculate your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in meters. In other words the algebraic expression for BMI is:

BMI = Kg / height (m)2
 


 
Interactive Menu Planner -
Menu Planner - Click here
The interactive menu planner is designed to guide daily food and meal choices based on one day's calorie allowance. It may be used in advance to plan a meal, or at the end of a day to add up total calories, as well as fat, and carbohydrates consumed.

To Use the Menu Planner

Choose your total number of calories for the day, and then choose a meal. For each meal you are provided options of food choices according to the foods groups included in the American Dietetic Association (ADA) exchange list. Once you select a specific food item, you will also need to choose the number of servings consumed. The servings are based on the ADA exchange list. For example, if you consumed 3 oz. lean beef, you would enter 3 servings.

Since the nutrients for the different foods included in this menu planner are based on the ADA exchange list, they may differ from the Nutrition Facts Food Label and the Dietary Guidelines For Americans.

To Make Changes to a Previously Selected Meal

  • Choose the meal to be changed under Select Calories and a Meal, then click the food item to the right of the page under Meal Menu.
  • To change a meal item quantity, click on to the serving size and adjust the amount accordingly.
  • To add a food, select the appropriate food item and enter the number of servings.
  • To delete a food, select the appropriate food item and choose 0 servings.

The Menu Planner will automatically adjust the Meal Selections at the bottom of the page, as well as Calories Used, Calories Remaining, Total Fat and Carbohydrate under Select Calories and a Meal.

Menu Planner - Click here
 

One variable BMI fails to consider is lean body mass. It is possible for a healthy, muscular individual with very low body fat to be classified obese using the BMI formula. If you are a trained athlete, your weight based on your measured percent body fat would be a better indicator of what you should weigh.

This page includes a simple “JavaScript” program to calculate your exact BMI (in metric measurements) and a height versus weight chart that will approximate your BMI (in English measurements).

To use the program enter your height in meters and weight in kilograms, in the boxes below, and then click “Calculate.” For those unfamiliar with the “MKS” system, listed below are relevant unit conversion factors, and an example of English to metric unit conversion.

1 inch = 2.54 cm

1 meter = 100 cm

1 lb = 0.45359237 Kg

For example:

5 feet 8 inches = 5 ft (12 in / ft) + 8 in = 68 inches

68 in (2.54 cm / in) = 172.72 cm

172.72 cm (1 meter / 100 cm) = 1.7272 meters

and

139 lbs (0.45359237 Kg / 1 lb) = 63.0493853 Kg


 

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body mass index, or BMI, is a new term to most people. However, it is the measurement of choice for many physicians
and researchers studying obesity. BMI uses a mathematical formula that takes into account both a person's height and
weight. BMI equals a person's weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. (BMI=kg/m2).

Risk of Associated Disease According to BMI and Waist Size

BMI   Waist less than or equal to
40 in. (men) or
35 in. (women)
Waist greater than
40 in. (men) or
35 in. (women)
18.5 or less Underweight -- N/A
18.5 - 24.9 Normal -- N/A
25.0 - 29.9 Overweight Increased High
30.0 - 34.9 Obese High Very High
35.0 - 39.9 Obese Very High Very High
40 or greater Extremely Obese Extremely High Extremely High

Borg Perceived Exertion Scale

Borg Perceived Exertion Scale

The Borg Perceived Exertion Scale gives you an idea of how hard your exercise feels. If it feels light (less than 12), you should increase the pace of your exercise, walking, biking, swimming, etc. If the exercise feels hard (14 or greater, you need to slow the pace. Exercise should feel somewhat hard (12-13).

RPE Rating
Relative Perceived Exertion

6 .
7 Very, Very Light
8 .
9 Very Light
10 .
11 Fairly Light
12 .
13 Somewhat Hard
14 .
15 Hard
16 .
17 Very Hard
18 .
19 VERY, Very Hard
20 If I do more I'll die!

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