Calculate Your BMI
(Body Mass Index)
Body Mass Index (BMI) is simply a ratio of weight to height. It is used as a tool to risk stratify patients based upon body habitus. It assumes a "typical" body composition, so it is less reliable in individuals with atypical body compositions such as elite athletes with high muscle to fat ratios. In these cases, BMI will overestimate "overweight" and "obesity". It is also less reliable in cases of reduced muscle mass such as the elderly in which case it will underestimate "overweight" and "obesity". Most clinical studies utilize BMI to establish useful correlations between weight and health risks. However BMI must always be used in conjunction with other individualized factors to determine overall risk.
The CDC recommends that adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or an equivalence combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. Approximately 35.5% of adults do not engage in recommended levels of physical activity for health benefits and 25.4% of adults report no leisure time activity.
According to the most recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC, 2017), the prevalence of obesity in the United States is 36.5%. Even more alarming, the overall prevalence of obesity is 17% in children (ages 2-19) and 20.5% in teenagers (ages 12-19)…One in five children will be obese by their 19th birthday. Obesity significantly increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, chronic pain, type II Diabetes (and diabetes-associated complications such as blindness, kidney failure, neuropathy, and amputations). Obesity is also strongly associated with depression. That’s the bad news.
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