Saturday, December 11, 2010

Living Well - Ideal Body Weight

At this time of year it's very difficult to avoid all the food and goodies that come along with all the festivities of the holiday season.  Lunches, dinners, treats, chocolates and other snacks seem to come fast and furious as the year comes to an end.

For some of us, it's quite a challenge to try to avoid all the "extras".  Go too far, and oops, there goes the last hole in that belt, or we may have to pull out the dreaded "fat pants" from the closet. Those pants we were so happy to put in the back of the closet, come in handy once again.

Today I wanted to share a couple of websites that can be used to determine ideal body weight.  The BMI, or Body Mass Index was designed to help people determine what weight is considered underweight, normal, overweight or obese.  It takes into account the height of the person as well as the weight and comes up with a number that is called BMI.

The Body Mass Index Calculator (for adults) can be found at

Looking for a personalized ideal weight? Check out this website:

For all ages and gender-specific information, go to this site:

For those of us looking for weight loss or maintenance goals, these tools may come in handy.  I know I have a little ways to go to get into the "normal" range, and I know already that this season is going to pose some challenges.  Everything in moderation.  Plus, there is always New Year's Resolutions, right?

Have a great day!

~ Angela Gentile

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