###### BMI

**Read the attached articles –in the suggested order:**

(1) CDC BMI Information for Practitioners

CDC BMI Considerations for Practioners.pdf

(2) Why BMI Is Flawed

Why BMI Is Flawed.pdf

2.2012 Why the Body Mass Index BMI is a Poor Measure of Your Health.pdf

Determine your Waist to Hip Ratio [WHR] Measure your waist-hip ratio. 1. Measure around the waist in the narrowest part, usually just above the belly button. 2. Divide this measurement by the measurement around your hip at its widest part.

Example: If a person’s waist is 28 inches and their hips are 36 inches, they will divide 28 by 36. This will give a waist-hip ratio of 0.77.

Determine your Waist to Height Ratio [WtHR]. To calculate the WtHR, a person should divide their waist size by their height. If the answer is 0.5 or less, the chances are that they have a healthy weight.

Examples: (a) A woman who is 5 feet and 4 inches tall (64 inches or 163 cm), should have a waist measurement BELOW 32 inches (81 cm). (b) A man who is 6 feet tall (72 inches or 183 cm), should have a waist measurement BELOW 36 inches (91 cm). These measurements for (3a) and (3b) will give a WtHR of just under 0.5.

1) List the values of your:

(a) Age- 34

(b) BMI- 32.1

(c) Waist to Hip Ratio [WHR] and- 0.91

(d) Waist to Height Ratio [WtHR]- 0.8

(2) For each method (a), (b), and (c)—what would be the value expected if a healthy person of your gender?

(3) How do the values from BMI, Waist to Hip Ratio [WHR], and Waist to Height [WtHR] compare? How well do these three methods agree with each other? For example: If your BMI number put you in the Obese category—did WHR and/or WtHR values give you a similar interpretation of your health status? Suggestion: take another look at the “Why BMI Is Flawed” article.

(4) Given what you have learned about the BMI, WHR, and WtHR methods–determine the healthy weight for you, personally. Explain why or how you decided on that number