Body Mass Index (BMI)
Body Mass Index (BMI) is an indication of body fat. It is calculated by multiplying your weight in pounds by 703, then dividing by height in inches squared. Target values are between 18.5 and 24.9. A BMI of 25 or above is linked to an increased risk for health conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A BMI of less than 18.5 is considered increased risk for electrolyte imbalances and osteoporosis.
How to IMPROVE
Healthy eating starts with the foods you buy at the supermarket. Plan to makeover your pantry with more healthy foods today.
Beware of the pitfalls of mindless eating. Avoid late-night snacking. Don't eat in front of the TV.
When it comes to exercise, the most important thing is getting started. You can always build your exercise routine over time.