As promised, we will begin with the post holiday weight loss tips and pathways towards health in the new year.
Today lets talk briefly about some important numbers to know.
BMI: First off, I'm not a big fan of this index, but use it as a guide for general health. What is it? It is a measure of your height to body weight. The greater the number the greater chance for health issues. To find yours, multiply your weight by 703.1 and divide by your height in inches and again divide that result by your height.
eg (220lbs x 703)=154660 then take that # divided by the square of your height. 6'2" is 74"..
underweight (BMI less than 18.5)
normal weight (BMI between 18.5 & 24.9)
overweight (BMI between 25.0 & 29.9)
obese (BMI 30.0 and above)
Clearly, I have some work to do... however, this is just one index of health as it does not take into account muscle density vs fat. For that, we will use other indices to help get a clearer picture of where we are and where we need to be. Next we will talk about waist to hip ratio and cholesterol . These will help us gain a bigger picture of our health.