Body Mass Index (BMI)

It's an easily calculated number which tells you the percentage of your of body weight that consists of fat. The greater the percentage, the greater the chance that you'll develop diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. Although this number is not 100% on-the-money perfect, especially when the calculation is based solely on height and weight, it's a good ball park figure. Certainly good enough to use as a guide if you're trying to lose weight. Other factors that are normally taken into consideration are sex and age.

The most accurate way to determine your body mass index is by working with your doctor. Not only can he offer you some additional insights into the meaning of the number, he can advise you on how best to start losing weight.

However, if you'd like to get a quick peek at where you fall in the BMI scale, you can use the below online BMI calculator.





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