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February 9, 2016
 
Keep an eye on
your BMI.
 
Body mass index (BMI) can be a big deal, especially if it’s too high. 
BMI measures body fat. While having some body fat is good, too much can be life-threatening. In fact, high BMI is almost as dangerous as using tobacco. Keeping your BMI in a healthy range can help you prevent heart problems, stroke, diabetes and more than 10 types of cancer. Calculate your BMI and try these things to control it
WHAT DO YOUR NUMBERS MEAN? 
BMI uses your height and weight to measure your body fat. A high BMI can raise your risk for many weight-related health issues.

Waist size matters too. Stay in a healthy zone to help avoid diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers.
  • Underweight: < 18.5
  • Normal weight: 18.5 - 24.9
  • Overweight: 25.0 - 29.9
  • Obesity: ≥ 30.0


MEN:

Acceptable: ≤ 40 inches
Elevated: > 40 inches

WOMEN: 
Acceptable: ≤ 35 inches
Elevated: > 35 inches



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