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Are you at Risk?
writes, "Obesity is on the rise; in 1991 Idahoans were only considered 9% overweight. Ten years later we jumped to 17.1%. We have doubled our risk for Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, and even Death. Globally we have increased our BMI (Body Mass Index) by 300 million people. What does that mean?"
According to the U.S. Census Bureau you are considered obese if you have a BMI greater than or equal to 30.

With this simple calculation you can test your own BMI. All you need is a tape measure, pencil and a calculator. Before we get started I want to warn you that this math problem is just one "Tool" of many that you may use or have used to determine your Body Fat. There is always a plus or minus error in any calculation you do. So hear me when I say if you use this tool to determine your BMI, than stay consistent and use this same tool when you are trying to achieve fat loss.

Body Fat Calculator
1. Multiply your weight (in the nude) by 1.082 (if you weigh 200 lbs (200)x(1.082) =216.40
2. Add 94.42 (216.40+94.42=310.82) Weight Factor
3. Your waist measurement at the naval x 4.150 (if your waist is 34in, (34)x(4.150) =141.10 Waist Factor
4. Take Weight Factor - Waist Factor (310.82 - 141.10 = 169.72) This is your Lean Body Mass
5. Actual Weight - Lean Body Mass (200-169.72 = 30.28 This is your Body Fat Mass
6. Body Fat Mass/Actual Weight x 100 (30.28/200) x (100) = 15.14%

Body weight on the scale versus utilizing an approach to determining your fat loss is more accurate than the scale alone. So apply a form of Body Mass Index measurements and do not torture yourself by getting on the scale everyday.

Trina Kubitschek, CPT
Owner, CrossFit Station
Nutrition Counseling
Endurance Coaching


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