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Understanding Obesity

Obesity is a disease that affects nearly one-third of the adult American population (approximately 60 million). The number of overweight and obese Americans has continued to increase since 1960, a trend that is not slowing down. People suffering from clinically severe obesity (generally 100 pounds above their ideal weight) are at a very high risk for suffering from medical problems. Each year, obesity causes at least 300,000 excess deaths in the U.S., and healthcare costs of American adults with obesity amount to approximately $100 billion.

Find out your body mass index (BMI) to determine your approximate body fat for your height and weight. BMI is commonly used to measure your weight status using the chart below:  

Your Height (Feet):

Your Height (Inches):

Your Weight (Pounds):

BMI

Weight Status

Below 18.5

Underweight

18.5 - 24.9

Normal

25.0 - 29.9

Overweight

30.0 and Above   

Obese

Your BMI is only one method to determine if you are at risk for weight-related health conditions. Call or attend one of our free seminars to find out more about your weight and health.

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