Body Mass Index

Menstuff® has compiled the following information on obesity and the Body Mass Index (BMI).

Fat City
What's your BMI?
Are your height and weight compatible?

Fat City


Rankings

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Fat Cities

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Fit Cities

1

Houston, TX (fatest)

1

Colorado Springs, CO (fittest)

2

Chicago, IL

2

Denver, CO

3

Detroit, MI

3

San Diego, CA

4

Philadelphia, PA

4

Seattle, WA

5

Dallas, TX

5

San Francisco, CA

6

Columbus, OH

6

Virginia Beach, VA

7

San Antonio, TX

7

Honolulu, HI

8

Fort Worth, TX

8

Sacramento, CA

9

St. Louis, MO

9

Albuquerque, NM

10

Indianapolis, IN

10

Boston, MA

11

Tulsa, OK

11

Portland, OR

12

Atlanta, GA

12

13

Cleveland, OH

13

Fresno, CA

14

El Paso, TX

14

Minneapolis, MN

15

Miami, FL

15

Oakland, CA

16

New York, NY

16

Austin, TX

17

Kansas City, MO

17

Memphis, TN

18

Phoenix, AZ

18

Los Angeles, CA

19

Baltimore, MD

19

Omaha, NE

20

New Orleans, LA

20

San Jose, CA

21

Charlotte, NC

21

Washington, DC

22

Milwaukee, WI

22

Oklahoma City, OK

23

Las Vegas, NV

23

Jacksonville, FL

24

Mesa, AZ

24

Nashville, TN

25

Wichita, KS

25

Long Beach, CA

Source: http://www.mensfitness.com/magazines/magViewer/FitnMagArt.asp?Catid=234&Objid={4D9170BD-EB1B-11D5-B8C5-0090277C0A31}&curpage=1&curCatID=184&SuperCID=184&CID=B&SubCID=A

 

What's your BMI?


The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines "overweight" as a body mass index of 25 to 29.9 and "obese" as a BMI of 30 or more. The index, which is a measure of your weight relative to your height, gives researchers a consistent way to analyze the connection between obesity and the diseases it causes.

BMI doesn’t work for everyone, however: Because muscle weighs more than fat, a person with highly developed muscle mass or very low fat levels may have a high BMI but not be obese at all. If you’re a bodybuilder or elite athlete, your reading isn’t reliable.

To calculate yours, select "BMI" from the Fitness Tools section at right. (If the Fitness Tools doesn't appear, go to the Men’s Fitness home page and select "BMI" from the Fitness Tools section in the lower-right-hand corner.

Source: www.mensfitness.com/magazines/magViewer/FitnMagArt.asp?Catid=234&Objid={E2125CE6-FF1F-11D5-B8C6-0090277C0A31}&curpage=1&curCatID=184&SuperCID=184&CID=B&SubCID=A

Are your height and weight compatible?


Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of a person's weight in relation to height, not body composition.

BMI values apply to both men and women, regardless of age or frame size. Use this information, along with other health indices, to assess your need to adjust your weight.

A BMI score between 20 and 25 is considered ideal. A score below 18.5 indicates underweight while a score between 25 and 29 indicates overweight. Experts consider a score of 30 or higher an indicator of obesity. These values do not apply to athletes and body builders, pregnant and nursing women, the frail or elderly or people under 18.
Source: www.mensfitness.com/magazines/magViewer/FitnMagArt.asp?Catid=234&Objid={E2125CE6-FF1F-11D5-B8C6-0090277C0A31}&curpage=1&curCatID=184&SuperCID=184&CID=B&SubCID=A

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