You may have heard of body mass index (BMI), but do you know what yours is? BMI is an easy way to determine your health risk based on your body size and weight. Here is a quick and easy way to find out yours. Just pull up a calculator and follow these three easy steps.
1. Determine your height in inches, and then multiply that number by itself. So if you’re 5′ 5″, for instance, you’re 65 inches tall; 65 x 65 equals 4,225.
2. Divide your weight by that number. So if you weigh 150 pounds, divided by 4,225 equals .0355.
3. Now the last step: Multiply that last number by 703. In the case of our example that equals 24.95, and that’s your BMI. And if your BMI is 25 or higher then you’re outside the healthy zone.
BMI is calculated as weight in kilograms. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is normal. Overweight is 25.0 to 29.9. And a BMI of 30.0 or above is considered obese.
Extra weight can put you at higher risk for these health problems:
- type 2 diabetes (high blood sugar)
- high blood pressure
- heart disease and stroke
- some types of cancer
- sleep apnea (when breathing stops for short periods during sleep)
- gallbladder disease
- liver disease
- irregular menstrual periods
What should you do if your BMI is too high?
If your BMI is 25 or above, you should try to avoid gaining more weight and look into healthy ways to lose weight and increase your physical activity. If you need some help taking the weight off, we suggest trying Corti-thin.
Our all natural, ephedra-free supplement when used daily in conjunction with a sensible diet and moderate exercise program, works by attacking stress-induced cortisol production, reducing appetite, burning excess calories and boosting energy levels, thereby helping you to reduce belly fat, lose weight and create a more attractive, slimmer body.
Reach Your Weight Loss Goals Today With Corti-Thin