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20 Facts About Obesity

3. Body Mass Index.

Continuing with how obesity is defined, body mass index is a common and inexpensive method to suggest that you carry too much for what your body frame can handle. Simply measure your correct height (do not guess your height because we all overestimate this) and convert the figure to meters (take your inches and multiply it by 0.0254). Next, take your accurate body weight (weigh yourself and do not guess because we all underestimate this) and convert it to kilograms. Square your height in meters. Now divide this figure by your weight in kilograms (m2/kg). Normal values for BMI range from 18.5-24.9. If your range value is 25-29.9 then you are considered overweight. If your BMI is above 30 then you are consider obese.