Learn how to manage your weight to improve your health.

 

Life has many ups and downs that can affect your weight overtime. That’s why it’s important to keep your eye on a few numbers that will help manage your weight and your health.

No matter how scary the thought, jump on a scale and grab a tape measure to get your current metrics. These tools will help you assess whether or not you’re at a healthy weight and discover the reasons your weight can fluctuate.

Four numbers that will help you manage your weight:

 

Body Mass Index (BMI): The BMI calculator is used to estimate body fat based on height and weight. The risk of certain diseases increases for those outside the healthy range.  There are exceptions to the range for those who are extraordinarily muscular as well as those loosing muscle due to age. 

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMB): The RMB calculator is used to estimate the number of calories your body needs to sustain life or in other words, survive. Age, gender, height and weight all affect RMB and some contribute to weight changes. 

Calorie Burned Estimator : The Calorie Burned Calculator can be used to estimate the number of calories burned doing things around the house, favorite workouts, sports and recreational activities, work related tasks and other things done in a typical day.  If you’re not interested in calculating out every activity, use the average activity factors to estimate your total caloric spend per day. Multiply the Activity Factor that best describes your lifestyle by your RMB.

 

Lifestyle

Description

Activity Factor
Sedentary Life Little or no exercise and desk job

1.2

Lightly Active Light exercise or sports 1-3 days/week

1.375

Moderately Active Moderate exercise or sports 3-5 days/week

1.55

Very Active Hard exercise or sports 6-7 days/week

1.725

Extremely Active Hard daily exercise or sports and physical job

1.9

 

Weight Loss Calculator: Rebalancing the formula of calories in and calories out when you want to loose weight can be tricky but this calculator does the math for you. Knowing how many calories to consume for your activity level will ensure you consume the right number of calories to sustain your body and support your lifestyle.

 

 

 

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