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Do You Have A Healthy Body?

Most people don’t really know what constitutes a healthy body. Misleadingly, some people think being skinny is healthy, while others believe that as long as they are not obese, they are considered healthy. In truth, there are specific factors to be considered In order for a person to be regarded as having a healthy body. We will be talking about these specific factors in this article.

VITAL SIGNS

One of the most basic factors that can determine if you have a healthy body is your vital signs. Your pulse, temperature, blood pressure, and oxygen levels are able to give you a quick diagnosis of how healthy your body truly is at a given time. Your pulse should be between 60 and 80 beats per minute, your temperature between 97.8 and 99.1 degrees Fahrenheit, your blood pressure around 120/80 mm/Hg, and your breathing about 12 to 18 breaths per minute[1].

Man with healthy and fit body

 

SKIN, HAIR & TEETH

Personal grooming can only go so far. Poor health will take its toll on your looks. If you are living unhealthily, sooner or later this will show. Does your skin look bright and supple? Do your nails look strong and even-textured? Do your teeth feel strong (you are able to chew well) and does not have cavities, tartars, or unusually yellow shade? If you answered yes to all these, then you are most likely healthy.

BODY FAT PERCENTAGE

Body fat percentage can be measured via the Body Mass Index (BMI). Basically, the BMI is a measurement of one’s relative size based on his weight in comparison to his height. It has been one of the most reliable body fat calculators to date. To compute for your BMI simply follow the formula below.

BMI Formula

Once you’ve calculated your BMI, refer to the categories below[2]:

UNDERWEIGHT: BELOW 18.50

NORMAL: 18.50 - 25.00

OVERWEIGHT: 25.00 - 30.00

OBESE: ABOVE 30.00

If your BMI is between 18.50 and 25.00, it’s almost certain that you have a healthy body.

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References:

[1] http://www.livestrong.com/article/351694-signs-of-a-healthy-body/

[2] What is a Normal Body Fat Percentage? (n.d.). Retrieved April 22, 2015, from http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/weight-loss/what-is-a-normal-body-fat-percentage.html