Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What is your ideal weight?

Your ideal weight depends on how tall you are, your build, and whether you are a man or woman. One of the best ways of calculating a healthy weight is to work out your body mass index (BMI) by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared. The ideal BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. Your risk of a number of health problems rises significantly from a BMI of 27 while anything over 29.9 is a serious health concern.

Another good check for healthy weight is to measure your waist. Women with a waist circumference of over 88 cm (35 inches) and men with waists of more than 102 cm (40 inches) are at much greater risk for disease.
Source: Health care booklet from Guardian pharmacy

Marco’s comment:
It is almost impossible for working class people in the city to exercise 3 times a week to maintain the well being of the body. At least, we shall help ourselves by maintaining our weight and waist circumference to be at the healthy level.

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