There are various ways to assess your weight and see how severe it may be.  You can calculate it yourself which I strongly recommend you do after this video because we want to keep a track of these as time goes on.

  • So first is your body mass index or BMI = weight/height2
    • There are lots of online calculators to calculate yours quickly
    • Weakness – doesn’t work for everyone, for example, those who are really muscular, because they will have a high BMI but not be overweight per se
    • overweight – BMI of 25-30 kg/m 2
    • Grade 1 obesity – BMI of 30-35
    • Grade 2 obesity – BMI of 34-40 kg/m 2
    • Grade 3 severe or morbid obesity – BMI ≥40 kg/m 2
  • You can also assess other areas like waist circumference and body fat
    • Normally healthy men have a body fat percentage of 15-20%, and healthy women have a percentage of approximately 25-30%
    • For waist circumference thresholds used in national standards of metabolic syndrome state that significantly increased heart and blood vessel risk exists in men with waist circumferences of greater than 94 cm or 37 inches and in women with waist circumferences of greater than 80 cm or 31 inches
  • Ok, now you know, please measure yourself up and write it down somewhere