A couple of weeks ago I received an email it said
"I recently had a biometric screening done at my job and I'm not happy with the results my BMI is high and I'm obese".
What is BMI?
I work out and I eat right most of the time so how can I be obese?
BMI stands for
Body Mass Index
BMI is a number calculated from a person's weight and height.
BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness
for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to future health problems.
"Biometric screenings Establishing a Baseline
Information gathered from biometric screenings is concrete information that can identify specific problems."
Health and longevity are threatened when a person is overweight and obesity increase one's risk of developing serious cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic diseases and disorders.
Fit Fact:More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese.
Individuals with body fat levels falling at or near the extreme of the body fat continuum are likely to have serious health problems that reduce life expectancy and threaten their quality of life.
Fit Fact:In 2008, medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.
Obesity= is an excessive amount of body fat relative to body weight and is synonymous with overweight.
A person with more muscle than fat will often have a higher Body Mass Index.
Adult Male BMI more than 25 is considered OBESE
Adult Female BMI more than 30 is considered OBESE.
Because these criteria do not take into account the composition of the individual's body weight, they are limited as indexes of obesity and may result in misclassification of underweight, overweight, and obesity.
Some individuals with low BMIs may have as much relative body fat as those with higher BMIs.
"Biometric screenings are a great tool, and it gives you a quick snap shot on your health."
Now that you know the facts be Reactive not Proactive
Bring in your biometric screening results and receive a FREE fitness assessment consult and a FREE fitness test drive.
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