Ideal Weight

What is the right weight? The right body weight is, for an individual, the one associated with the best life expectancy, in terms of life span and quality of life.

An indicative formula for the evaluation of the weight in the adult is that of the body mass index (BMI), which consists in the ratio between the weight in kg and the square of the height expressed in meters.

The normal values – ie the ideal weight, corresponding to the best life expectancy – are between 18.5 and 24.9. Subjects with values between 25 and 29.9 are overweight, while values above 30 characterize the obese subjects.

First degree obesity is classified with BMI between 30 and 34.9, second degree obesity is classified with BMI between 35 and 39.9 and third degree obesity is characterized by BMI greater than 40.

For example, an adult man 1.70m tall and 74kg heavy is slightly overweight having a BMI of 74 / 1.7 ^ 2 = 25.6.

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Physical Activity and Wellness

Movement and nutrition are an inseparable combination to reach a state of physical and mental wellness. A fair amount of physical activity should be provided in the daily life of all of us.

The type and intensity of training depend on many factors such as age, gender, health conditions and chronic stress. It would be necessary to find the right dose of duration and quality of activity to benefit from the movement and to prevent this from becoming a source of further stress.

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