Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Weight
- 18.4 or less = underweight
- 18.5-24.9 = normal weight
- 25-29.9 = overweight
- 30 and over = obese
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics http://www.eatright.org
American Council on Exercise http://www.acefitness.org
Dietitians of Canada http://www.dietitians.ca
Public Health Agency of Canada http://www.phac-aspc.ca
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Healthy weight—it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle! Body mass index.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi. Updated July 16, 2014. Accessed April 15, 2015.
Physical activity. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/adults.html. Updated March 3, 2014. Accessed April 15, 2015.
Physical activity for weight loss. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 6, 2015. Accessed April 15, 2015.
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What it takes to lose weight. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/food-nutrition/weight-loss/what-it-takes-to-lose-weight.html. Updated December 2010. Accessed April 15, 2015.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 04/2015 -
- Update Date: 04/15/2015 -