“Calculate My BMI! – What’s your B.M.I.????
On a television show recently, people were given their BMI
and biological age – I’d like to explain more about B.M.I… and info on how you can calculate your BMI can be seen below
Over the years BMI has traditionally been used to determine whether you are overweight.
Yes this is an indication, but we feel a Body Impedance Assessment (BIA) is a more accurate method in assessing risk to obesity as it allows us to calculate your lean body mass and also assess your fluid imbalances of intra to extra cellular fluid.. We use BIA to do this – more on this shortly – Back to BMI…
Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated by this easy calculation -
“Calculate My BMI!” You can Calculate your own BMI below!
Where did you fall on our scale..? Hopefully within the normal range. If not we can help you . . . keep reading to find out more..
According to the BMI index (1), if you have a BMI of 20 – 24.9. you are considered a ‘Normal‘ healthy weight. Does yours come within normal limits..?? If not, you need to do something NOW..!! So that it doesn’t affect your future health.
Being overweight or underweight can also affect your health. The link between being overweight and/or obese and disease is being well researched.
Data from large groups of people are being analysed and statistically there is a greater chance of developing various diseases if you are overweight. For example, the risk of death rises (by 20–30 per cent) as BMI rises from 25 to 27.
As BMI rises above 27, the risk of death rises more steeply (by 60 per cent).(3)
So measuring your BMI may help save you from life threatening illness and even save your life.
On an individual level however, BMI does have some limitations in that it can be influenced by age and gender. So that’s where BIA comes in.
What you weigh is not as important as what your weight is made of.
“Biological Impedance Assessment.”
At the Hervey Bay Wellbeing Centre we will supply you with all the building blocks for optimal health and to help us do this we initially use BIA to analyse your BMI more in depth.
INTERESTING QUESTIONS!!!!…How much lean muscle and how much fat do you have? What is your waist measurement? What is your cellular fluid content? What is your fat ratio? What is your Biological age compared to Chronological age.
If we can determine your body composition, we can then assess your nutritional requirements and have a realistic estimate of where you are at present, and this is a good tool to track your progress with any weight loss or muscle gain.
To do this, we can use BIA (Biological Impedance Assessment) machine to measure your BMI and fat/muscle ratio.
Just call us on 07 4128 2899 and book in your BIA with Libby or Clarence.
We do not just look at fat loss, you may have to build muscle, lose fluid from your tissues, gain fluid in your cells or a combination of all. So your real goal is to develop a properly composed body, one supported by a lean healthy muscle mass, strong and vigorous, with enough fat for good health and a correct fluid retention in your cells and tissues.
We must stress that our programs are not just about weight-loss and looking at symptoms, they are a prescription for health. They look at causes!!!
Fat loss may be a small part of the overall benefit. Good health is the end result..!!
This is why every client who initially comes into the Centre has a BIA or as we call it VLA (Vitality, Longevity Assessment) to determine fat to muscle ratio and fluid content of cells and tissues. Because we feel it’s important to know initially where a client’s health is and along with other testing we can track their progress.
We are only too happy to help you keep on task with ways to improve your health so you can really enjoy your lifestyle.
Have a Wonderful Week and Be Well,
From the Team at Hervey Bay Wellbeing, Anti- Aging and Longevity Centre
P.S Remember – A BMI of 18.5 to 25 is considered “normal”.
P.P.S. Please give us a call us on (07) 4128 2899 to speak with us about scheduling your BIA here with Clarence or Libby.
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