Body Composition

The Body Mass Index (BMI) can be easily calculated to assess your body composition. Calculate your BMI in Worksheet 1-3 and compare it to the classifications.

Worksheet 1-3. Calculate Your BMI

Your BMI =

Your BMI =

body weight (lbs)

height (inches)

ratio

Ratio: Classification:

<2G Underweight

2G-25 Normal

25-3G Overweight

>3G Obese

The BMI classifications have been developed to identify individuals at risk for being either over- or underweight. However, BMI can misclassify some large frame or muscular people as overweight. It is strictly a ratio and does not necessarily reflect percent body fat accurately. If you feel your BMI incorrectly categorizes you, have your percent body fat measured by a trained professional. Body fat can be determined from a variety of techniques including hydrostatic (underwater) weighing, skinfold measurements, and circumference measurements (as done in the Navy).

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

A time for giving and receiving, getting closer with the ones we love and marking the end of another year and all the eating also. We eat because the food is yummy and plentiful but we don't usually count calories at this time of year. This book will help you do just this.

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