Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Women's Healthy Heart Numbers (Part 3)

BMI - Body Mass Index
The more overweight you are, the higher your risk of heart disease - even if you have no other risk factors.  Being overweight or obese also raises the chance of you developing diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.  So, how do you know if you are overweight or obese?  One way, certainly not the only way, is to determine your BMI.  Use the chart below (you will need to ckick on it to enlarge it)

Once you have found your BMI, check it against the normal ranges -
Normal Weight:  BMI = 18.5 - 24.9
Overweight:  BMI = 25 - 29.9
Obese:  BMI = 30 or higher

How do you score???

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