Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Body Mass Index

Obesity has become a very big problem in the U.S.A. It is harmful to health and also has many negative effects on society.

Technology such as video/computer games mixed with high fatty foods i.e. fast food has called a very big (no pun intended) problem in our country.

Becoming obese is quite a simple formula.

Eat fatty, unhealthy foods + don't do anything physical + long period of time + OBESITY.

Because of the health concerns brought upon by obesity many companies are now starting to lower or charge their employees for insurance. This means if you are over-weight to the point it becomes unhealthy companies will not take full responsibility for paying the inevitable hospital bills that follow.

The way in which most companies decide how to charge for insurance is based on the Body Mass Index.

BMI equals a person's weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. (BMI=kg/m2).

After you Calculate your BMI you must then use another chart that assesses your overall fitness--i.e how healthy or unhealthy you are.


  1. I think my BMI is around 6%, do you know yours?

  2. I wonder if they have any specific charts for athletes who have more muscle than fat with higher overall weights. That would seem like a good idea.