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Mass Index and percentiles in-depth info
Try this Ideal Weight calculator,
which adjusts for your age and current weight.
Body Mass Index (BMI) can be used to indicate if you
are overweight, obese, underweight or normal. It will, however, overestimate
fatness in people who are muscular or atheletic. Because of these problems,
this body mass index calculator shows extra statistics to help you
be informed and judge your own body compared to others of the same height
and age. Also offered are average weight
and height charts and Body Mass Index charts,
which show data you just can't find anywhere else.
Women tend to
believe they look their best at values between 20 to 22 and men are
usually satisfied with a BMI of 23 to 25. If your BMI is between 17
to 22, your life expectancy is longer than average. You don't need to lose
If your BMI is between 23 and 25, you are not considered overweight
by most people. But if your BMI is 26 or more, that's not good.
But you knew that already.
Above all, Don't Worry, Be Happy.
It's unhealthy to have anxiety over a less-than-perfect body image.
And, if this calculator's description of your body seems wrong for you, just
trust your own judgment. A healthy mental attitude is just as
important as physical fitness.
November 29, 2015 By Dr. Halls