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Pre- and Post-SHE Check-ins

Weight and Height Weight and height collectively make up an individual’s body mass index (BMI). BMI is calculated by taking an individual’s weight in pounds, dividing by their height in inches squared, and multiplying by 703.

While this is not a measure participants should focus on in isolation, when taken with waist circumference and body fat percentage, BMI can be a strong predictor of health and program progress. For facilitator reference, a standard BMI and disease risk chart is provided below,8 but again, it is important that this measure be considered with waist circumference and body fat percentage as it does not account for musculature, frame, or distribution of fat in the body. BMI kg/m2

Women Risk of Disease

Underweight

<18.5

No increase

Normal

18.5-24.9

No increase

Overweight

25.0-29.9

Increase

Classification

Obesity Class I

30.0-34.9

High

II

35-39.9

Very High

III

>=40

Extremely High

Blood Pressure High blood pressure is a common health condition where the force of the blood against the walls of the arteries is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems. Most people with high blood pressure do not have any signs or symptoms and uncontrolled high blood pressure increases risk of serious health problems such as heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. The major risk factors associated with high blood pressure include: age, race, family history, being overweight, not being physically active, smoking, high salt intake, stress and certain chronic conditions. Despite these risk factors, high blood pressure can be detected and controlled with medication and lifestyle changes. Since high blood pressure develops over many years, it is important to have your blood 8

Hyde CL. Fitness Instructor Training Guide, Fourth Edition. American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness. 2002.

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