The media is now crammed with ads, which the actors are pretty thin women. Figure of the “barbie doll” for many women is the standard of beauty. However, physicians have become increasingly draw public attention to the fact that the figure models are by no means the standard of beauty, and so, moreover, is not the average for health. Since thinness is no less dangerous to health than obesity. The best possible weight should be somewhere between these two extremes.
Popular simple formula used to determine the optimal weight for their height (height in centimeters minus 100) is not accurate. The most appropriate measure, which assesses body fat is body mass index (bmi), in the English version – body mass index (bmi). It is calculated by the formula: Continue reading “How to assess your weight”