BMI

What is BMI?

BMI is an acronym for Body Mass Index. What is BMI?

BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but research has shown that BMI is moderately correlated with more direct measures of body fat obtained from skinfold thickness measurements, bioelectrical impedance, densitometry (underwater weighing), dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and other methods 1,2,3. Furthermore, BMI appears to be as strongly correlated with various metabolic and disease outcome as are these more direct measures of body fatness. In general, BMI is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight category, for example underweight, normal or healthy weight, overweight, and obesity.

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She decided enough is enough and took action! She was able to stop smoking and lose weight. Cherly says that when she went into dressing room with the size she was currently wearing in her hand and they were too tight, she decided then and there enough was enough!

Cherly says, “May 1st I started my journey. As of today I’m 65lbs down & dropping daily. I changed my whole lifestyle. I stopped smoking & drinking, I eat healthy, I juice & I work out 5 days a week. I’ve only attempted to lose weight one other time in my life and I was very successful. So cheers to try number 2 as well! My ultimate goal is to lose a total of 105lbs and I’m over halfway there!”

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Two years ago around Thanksgiving, I made the decision to have lap band surgery. I was 289 pounds and although I didn’t have any major health concerns, I knew it was inevitable if I did not get my weight back down to my normal weight before my mom passed. I am not sure what sparked my epiphany. I like to think God spoke to me and made me realize that surgery was not the best option for me. I needed to MOVE and STOP EATING SO MUCH. God also helped me to realize that I lost two parents at very young ages (Father at 51 and Mother at 63) due to preventable health reasons and I needed to be more proactive with my health.
After God spoke to me, just like that, I cancelled my lap band surgery and I started running on December 14, 2011, the day after I was scheduled to have my lap band surgery. I have been seriously focusing on my health ever since.

I didn’t take many photos at 289 pounds, because I was ashamed. The photo on the left was me at 289 pounds. The photo on the right is me at 238 pounds (51 pounds lost). The photo on the right was at my Jeff Galloway half marathon training group end of year dinner.They told us to Your Read More Link Text

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Do you know what your current BMI is? Do you think that it is correct for Black Women? An obese person is one that has accumulated an excessive amount of body fat which could have a higher risk for negative effects on their health.

If a person’s body weight is at least 20% higher than it should be, he or she is considered obese. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight.

If your BMI is 30 or over you are considered obese. Body Mass Indexor BMI, is a measure of body fat based on your weight and height. To calculate your BMI, enter your weight and height into the fields below. Do you think that your BMI is correct?

    If your BMI is 30 or more, or is 27 or more with a weight-related medical condition (such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol), before you enter into any weight loss program, ask your healthcare provider about the best fitness program to help you achieve your weight-loss goals.Updated data when available, Excel, PDF, more data years, and standard errors: See Table #68 at…http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/contents2012.htm#068 and http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/2012/068.pdf[Data are based on measured height and weight of a sample of the civilian non- institutionalized population]