RV Healthy BMI Basics

BMI Chart: It’s a common and successful tool

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMI: Body Mass Index

  • BMI: Body Mass Index, was actually invented in the 1800’s. It wasn’t actually commonly used until 1972.
  • Who uses it?
  • Government, Medical, Weight Loss Professionals, Fitness Professionals and many others.
  • There is a different chart for children.
  • Why is it used?
  • In simple terms it’s used to determine if a person is at their appropriate weight range according to their height.
  • It can be used to determine your body fat content, with some exceptions. For the elderly it may be underestimated and body builders could be over estimated.
  • How do you calculate it?
  • Step 1: Multiply your weight by 703
  • Step 2: Multiply your height (inches) by your height (inches)
  • Step 3: Divide Step 1 answer by Step 2 answer
  • You now have your BMI.
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BMI – Body Mass Index (was actually invented in the 1800’s)
Wasn’t actually commonly used until 1972

It’s a common and successful tool to determine if you are in a healthy category or an overweight or obese category.

Who uses it?
o Government, Medical, Weight Loss Professionals, Fitness Professionals and many others.
o There is a different chart for children.
Why is it used?
o In simple terms it’s used to determine if a person is at their appropriate weight range according to their height.
o It can be used to determine your body fat content, with some exceptions. For the elderly it may be underestimated and body builders could be over estimated.
How do you calculate it?

Step 1: Multiply your weight by 703
Step 2: Multiply your height (inches) by your height (inches)
Step 3: Divide Step 1 answer by Step 2 answer
You now have your BMI.

Example:
Weight: 150 lbs.
Height: 66 inches
Step 1: 150 x 703 = 105450
Step 2: 66 x 66 = 4356
Step 3: 105450 / 4356 = 24.2

BMI Results
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 to 24.9 Normal
25.0 to 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and above Obese