What’s the Ideal BMI?

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NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
06 Jan 2021

Is there a unisex chart to see what your optimal weight might be based on your height? How to calculate the ideal BMI.

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If you missed the previous videos in this obesity series, see:
• The Best Knee Replacement Alternative for Osteoarthritis Treatment (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/the-best-knee-repl
• The Effects of Obesity on Back Pain, Blood Pressure, Cancer, and Diabetes (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/the-effects-of-obe
• The Effects of Obesity on Dementia, Brain Function, and Fertility (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/the-effects-of-obe
• The Effects of Obesity on Gallstones, Acid Reflux, and Cardiovascular Disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/the-effects-of-obe
• The Effects of Obesity on the Immune System and Kidney and Liver Diseases (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/the-effects-of-obe
• Is the Obesity Paradox Real or a Myth? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/is-the-obesity-par

As a reminder, BMI doesn’t take composition of weight into account (fat versus muscle). I dive into this topic in my next video:: What’s the Ideal Waist Size? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/whats-the-ideal-wa

While we should not understate the health risks that obesity raises—all of which are outlined in my series on the ABCs of obesity—we also recognize the effects that stigma against body size has on one’s health. We will have several videos to be released within the next few months covering issues of body shaming and how it affects not only mental health, but also access to healthcare.

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