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BMI over 30 = Trouble for Monroe County Residents

Stroudsburg, PA   – Know Your BMI (Body Mass Index) Number and Where You Fit IN

Visit the Centers for Disease (CDC) website for quick BMI Calculations

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html

The Manual Calculation formula is as follows:

height in inches      multiplied by height in inches   =    height squared

weight in pounds    divided by height squared      multiplied by 703 = BMI Score

Know Where YOU Stand in BMI Ranges:

Underweight    up to 18.4                 Healthy Weight   18.5 – 24.9

Overweight 25 – 29.9                         Obese  30 and over

BMI numbers will continue to play an important for the government, insurance benefits and medical professionals in assessing the health and risks of US Citizens.

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