easiest way to find out if you should be concerned about your
weight is to determine your Body Mass Index or BMI. It is
a number, usually between 16 and 40 that is calculated from
your height and weight. The higher your BMI, the greater your
BMI categories are: Healthy Weight, Moderately Overweight
and Severely Overweight. These categories are based on the
government's 1998 Clinical Guidelines on the Identification,
Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults.
Weight: Index Number 19-25
Overweight: Index Number 25-29
Overweight: Index Number 30 or Higher
Your Body Mass Index
values apply to both men and women, regardless of their
frame size or muscle mass. Please note the following exceptions.
doesn't work for:
less than 18 years old
athletes or body builders
or nursing women
or sedentary elderly persons
your BMI indicates that you are either Moderately Over Weight
or Severely Over Weight, you need to start and maintain a
healthy lifestyle as advocated in The Healthy Heart Miracle.
Follow this plan and you will see your BMI drop to a healthy