It’s Official! St Vincent's has been voted #1 Best Hospital and Best Urgent Care Centers for the fifth year in a row in the 2013 Best of Fairfield County Readers’ Poll conducted by Fairfield County Weekly newspaper. St. Vincent’s was also voted #2 for Best Midwife Group.
Restorative Yoga - free program for cancer patients and family members - Sponsored by St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound
Today, obesity is most often measured by using a mathematical formula called a Body Mass Index. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. BMI can be determined by dividing your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared and then multiplying by 705. For example, a woman who is 5’6” and weighs 190 would have a BMI of 31.
Example: Height of 5’6” = 66 inches 66 squared = 4,356 190 divided by 4,356 = 0.0436 0.0436×705 = 30.75 (which would be rounded up to a BMI of 31)
Note: This calculation is based on the formula example from: The Calorie Council
If your numbers are not what they should be, it may be time to learn how Medical weight loss surgery can help you or your loved one.
View our Weight Loss Success Stories and learn more about how St. Vincent's Medical Center can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
©2012 St. Vincent’s Medical Center