Are You Overweight?
Check You Body Mass Index
One of the best indicators of weight is the Body mass Index (BMI). At Y's Weight® we measure the body fat percentage of all or customers as this is great way to track your progress towards a healthier body
Body Mass Index
This measures the relationship between your weight and height and offers some predictive estimate of your risk of weight-related disease. There is much discussion as to whether these guidelines need changing in the light of changes in thinking in recent years. However, they do offer a good 'rule of thumb' guide. A chart produced by the UK Government Office for both men and women is included below.
To manually calculate your BMI:
Work out your height in metres and multiply the figure by itself.
Measure your weight in kilograms
For example you might be 1.6m (5 feet 3 inches) tall and weigh 65kg (10 stone). The calculation would then be:
1.6 x 1.6 = 2.56. BMI would be 65 divided by 2.56 = 25.39.
A normal healthy BMI score is between 20 and 25. Below 20 is underweight and over 25 is over weight. The BMI score is a great method of reviewing your healthy weight, however for people with a lot of muscle (and muscle is heavier than fat), the score may be slightly inaccurate.
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Y's Weight®Quick Assessment Guide
When using this indicator, work down the columns and select the option in
each row to indicate your response to the question.