Body mass index

BMI; Obesity - body mass index; Obesity - BMI; Overweight - body mass index; Overweight - BMI

A good way to decide if your weight is healthy for your height is to figure out your body mass index (BMI). You and your health care provider can use your BMI to estimate how much body fat you have.

Calculating body frame size

Body frame size is determined by a persons wrist circumference in relation to his height. For example, a man whose height is over 5 5 and wrist is 6 would fall into the small-boned category. To determine the body frame size, measure the wrist with a tape measure and use the following to determine whether the person is small, medium, or large boned. For Women Height under 5 2 -- Small = wrist size less than 5 5, Medium = wrist size 5.5 to 5.75, Large = wrist size, over 5.75; Height 5 2 to 5 5 -- Small = wrist size less than 6 Medium = wrist size 6 to 6.25 Large = wrist size over 6.25; Height over 5 5 -- Small = wrist size less than 6.25; Medium = wrist size 6.25 to 6.5; Large = wrist size over 6.5. For Men: Height over 5 5 -- Small = wrist size 5.5 to 6.5; Medium = wrist size 6.5 to 7.5; Large = wrist size over 7.5.

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