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What Does BMI Mean? Will It Tell Me My Ideal Body Weight?

BMI stands for "body mass index." It is a measure of your weight in relation to your height. BMI is an assessment tool for determining whether your weight falls within one of four categories:

Underweight           BMI is under 18.5
 Healthy Weight BMI is 18.5 to 24.9
 Overweight   BMI is 25 to 29.5 
 Obese  BMI is above 30

Remember, one size does not fit all. Other factors such as body build, age and ethnicity are not considered in this equation.   

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