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What Should You Weigh?

Body Mass Index Calculator

  Weight (in Pounds)

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  Body Mass Index (BMI)

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Body Mass Index (BMI) is based on a calculation that estimates weight in relation to height. There are more precise measures of weight, but BMI allows researchers a quick and inexpensive way to compare the weight of different populations. It also lets you compare yourself to the findings of researchers on what is considered a healthy weight.

Being overweight can have serious effects on health. While one can be “overweight” and easily be healthy there are established connections between obesity and illness with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, breast cancer, colon cancer, arthritis and stroke being the most common problems.

If your weight leads to having diabetes or a heart attack will you be able to enjoy your son’s wedding?

BMI is a rough estimate of body fat – an estimate and a rough one at best. The limitation is that it doesn’t measure body fat directly.

Use the Body Mass Index Calculator on this page to calculate your current BMI.

Once you’ve calculated your BMI, see where you fall in the range of underweight to overweight »

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