Assess Your Body Composition
Are you overweight? If you have too much fat, especially in your waist area, you are at higher risk for health problems, including high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and stroke . Two ways to test your body composition are the body mass index (B.M.I.) and the waist-to-hip ratio (W.H.R.).
Calculate Your Body Mass Index
Based on your height and weight ratio you can determine if you are overweight and possibly in a high risk category. [insert Vern's online automatic calculator]
Calculate Your Waist-To-Hip Ratio
Measure the distribution of your body fat using the instructions and chart at www.amhrt.org/Heart_and_Stroke_A_Z_Guide/body.html provided by the American Heart Association.
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And estimate your body fat percentage based on your height, weight and waist size
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