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Body Mass Index – Weight Loss Calculator
Dealing with obesity can be extremely difficult, frustrating and discouraging. Obesity can cause you to lose independence, reassurance, self-esteem, increase health risks and be a cause of discrimination. Bariatric Surgery is the answer for sustained weight loss. Please read carefully the services for bariatric procedures.
What is BMI?
The Body Mass Index, commonly known as the BMI, is the recognized method of measuring obesity. You can easily calculate BMI by multiplying height in inches by itself. Once that is done, divide weight in pounds by the calculated height. BMI is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but research has shown that BMI correlates to direct measures of body fat, such as underwater weighing and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). BMI can be considered an alternative for direct measures of body fat. Additionally, BMI is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems. If the resultant BMI is over 30 then you can consider yourself as obese. If you have a BMI of 40 or above then you suffer from morbid obesity, which is very dangerous for health.
What is your Body Mass Index (BMI) ?
This is what you can do; select Female or Male and Over Weight, Normal or Fit.
Move the slider to select your “Height” and “Weight”, once this is complete BMI will automatically be represented.
The BMI is determined using a formula that calculates body weight divided by height then squared. To make it easy for a visitor of the homepage to calculate the Body Mass Index, use the BMI calculator.
Bariatric surgery can help put life back on track. At Ready 4A Change, we specialize in several weight loss surgical procedures that are customized based on unique requirement.
- Underweight-BMI lower than 18.5
- Normal Weight-BMI 18.5-24.9
- Overweight is a BMI of 25-30
- Obesity is any BMI over 30
- Extreme obesity is any BMI greater than 40
In April 2002, the Internal Revenue Service declared that obesity had truly become a disease. This declaration was based on recommendations initiated by the AOA (American Obesity Association). Before this move, weight loss treatment costs could be deducted only if a doctor had prescribed it to treat another disorder. By itself, it did not warrant a deduction. However, after this declaration, taxpayers can deduct this cost.
Bariatric Surgery can help put your life back on track. At Ready 4A Change, we specialize in several weight loss surgical procedures that are customized based on your unique requirement.
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