Health And Weight Evaluation

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Taylor Kurtz Nutrition – 04/05/11 Evaluate Your Weight and Health Risks What weight is appropriate for you? When physical health alone is considered, a wide range of weights is acceptable for a person of a given height. Within the safe range, the choice of a weight is up to the individual. 1. Determine whether your current weight is appropriate for your height. ➢ Record your height: ___71____ in. ➢ Record your weight: ___165___ lb. 2. Look up the healthy weight range for a person your height on the back cover of the textbook. ➢ Record the entire range: ___136_____to ____172____ lb. 3. Does your current weight fall within the suggested range? __Yes_____ Calculate your BMI using the back cover of the text. ➢ Record your BMI: ___23_____ 4. Look up the risk of disease and mortality for a person with your BMI. ➢ Record your risk level based on your BMI: ___Low_____ (ex. high, moderate, low) 5. If this level of risk is unacceptable, calculate the weight needed for a desired BMI value (divide the desired BMI by the appropriate height factor). Use chapter 8 as a reference. For example, a 165-pound person who is 5 feet 5 inches tall has a BMI of 27.5. To obtain a BMI of 22, the person would need to weigh about 133 pounds (22 -:- 0. 166). ➢ Record your desired weight based on your height and desired BMI or (NA) if you are a healthy weight: ___I am at my desired weight. A BMI of 21.5 is in the middle of the healthy weight, so my ideal weight would be 153.5 lbs._____ If you are underweight according to the table on the inside back cover of the text and your BM1 is below 19, you may need to gain weight for your health's sake, if your weight is over the acceptable weight range and your BMI value is associated with an unacceptable risk of disease, you may want to examine your body's fat

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