Body Mass Index BMI

The body mass index (BMI = weight kg/height m2) continues to be the most commonly used index of weight status, where normal weight is a BMI 18.5-25.9 kg/m2; overweight is a BMI 25.0-29.9 kg/m2; and obese a BMI >30.0 kg/m2. BMI is a commonly used index of fatness due to the high correlation between BMI and percent body fat in children and adults. The prediction of percent body is dependent on age (higher in older persons), sex (higher in males), and race (higher in Asian compared to African American and Caucasian).

5 Ways To Get Rid Of The Baby Fat

5 Ways To Get Rid Of The Baby Fat

Many women who have recently given birth are always interested in attempting to lose some of that extra weight that traditionally accompanies having a baby. What many of these women do not entirely realize is the fact that breast-feeding can not only help provide the baby with essential vitamins and nutrients, but can also help in the weight-loss process.

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