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How to determine what is desirable?

Written by : DoctorNDTV Team

There are chart and tables that are used to determine what one’s target weight should be. They vary according to gender, height, age, and bone structure. A simpler and more useful piece of information is Body Mass Index (BMI) [Calculator]. The BMI is calculated by dividing your weight (in kilograms) by the square of one’s height (in meters). To fall within the ‘healthy range’ on the BMI, the result should be within 20 and 25. Results, both, lesser and greater than these values are associated with significant health risks.

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