Assessing your activity index:
|If your activity index is:
||Your Estimated Level
of Activity is:
|Less than 15||Sedentary|
|Over 60||Highly Active|
Step 2: Determine Body Composition (the ratio of body fat to bone and muscle)
Sensations of heaviness and clumsiness and the feeling that clothes no longer properly fit has
to with body composition. Although weight does play some part in body composition how you assess
your weight will depend to some extent on your body build. The smaller your body build is the
closer your weight should be to the lower end of an Ideal Weight Table.
Body Build : The size of your wrist gives a good indication of your body bulid.
Measure circumference of your wrist. (Hint: Wrap a piece of string around wrist and measure distance
with a ruler.)
|Female||5.5 inches or less||5.6-6.2 inches||6.3 inches or more|
|Male||6.7 inches or less||6.8-7.4 inches||7.5 inches or more|
Ideal Body Weight
Click here to determine your ideal weight from an Ideal Weight Table.
% Body Fat : A steady increase in weight over the years or an increase in your waist measurement are
both fairly acurate indications that a disproportional amount of extra weight is likely in the form of fat not muscle.
Where fat is located also makes a difference. For example, there is a greater risk to your health, if there is
excess fat around your waist instead of lower down on upper thighs.
To determine your body fat click here.
|Essential Fat||Less than 8||Less than 5|
|Minimal Fat Weight||15||5|
|Too Much Fat||Greater than 30||Greater than 25|
Body Mass Index (BMI): BMI is a variance of the height-weight table and it is based on the concept that a person's weight
should be proportional to height. Although there ar some drawbacks to this method, this method is fairly accurate for those who
don't have an excess of muscle mass.
To determine your BMI click here.
|If your BMI is:
||You are considered:|
|Less than 18.5||Underweight|
|30 to 34.9||Stage 1 Obese - Better watch!!**|
|35 to 39.9||Stage 2 Obese - OH NO!!! **|
|40 and greater||Stage 3 Obese - Boy do I need Help! **|
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