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For Adults (use the information for "Australia's Greatest Athlete" profiles)

Your homework:
What are some problems with using the Body Mass Index?
What are some problems associated with being overweight or underweight?
What is a more accurate measure of body shape?

What your BMI means
Once you have measured your BMI, you can determine your healthy weight range.

If you have a BMI of:

  • Under 18 – you are very underweight and possibly malnourished.
  • Under 20 – you are underweight and could afford to gain a little weight.
  • 20 to 25 – you have a healthy weight range for young and middle-aged adults.
  • 26 to 30 – you are overweight.
  • Over 30 – you are obese.

What are some exceptions to the rule (think back to class discussions)?