Is your scale a liar?

posted by Dr. Fitness -

Am I overweight?

 

If you know your weight and height, you can calculate your BMI, or Body Mass Index. This is used to calculate the amount of body fat  for those not very active. This ratio considers your height and weight and compares the percentage to the healthy weight ranges for adults (and children, too.) 

If your BMI is:

-Underweight if your BMI is less than 18.5

-Normal weight if your BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. 

-Overweight if your BMI is between 25 and 29.9

-Obese if your BMI is more than 30

(For Adults age 20 and older)*

 

A high BMI means you have a greater risk for certain medical problems like diabetes and heart disease. But the BMI number may not be exact. It does not account for the muscle in your body if you are an athlete, for example. 

 

If you are concerned about your weight, you should see your doctor for a health evaluation. Your doctor will examine you for any underlying problems that could be causing weight gain before recommending a exercise professional. Regular check-ups with your doctor are an important part of maintaining your weight and staying in good health overall!


Remember resistance training may change your body composition increasing your muscle mass, this may increase your weight.  Do not be concerned when this happens, increased muscle mass will improve your resting metabolic rate (RMR) and help you to reduce unwanted body fat, which I hope is ultimately what you are trying to do with any weightloss plan.


If you want help with your transformation Dr. Fitness and Set Performance can help you make the modifications you need to create your best body ever... text your name and email address to 904.236.5858 Schedule your fitness Re-SET assessment today, you will discover what is required for you to achieve fitness success!  

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