ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Wild on Health - What is your Body Mass Index?

Updated on January 21, 2014
CrisSp profile image

CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. A writer without a niche. Wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

I'm fit! I'm hip! Nothing in life can defeat me. Let's go boxing!
I'm fit! I'm hip! Nothing in life can defeat me. Let's go boxing! | Source

"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity"-JFK

If you were following my hub, you’d know that I just recently saw my eye-doctor for a quick check and was given a prescription for Presbyopia. And so, I am now a proud owner of a sleek pair of reading glasses. It was then followed by my annual physical check: Blood pressure, body temperature, weight, blood test for this and that, breathe -in, breathe-out, deep breathing, shallow breathing, say ahh, open your mouth big, stick out your tongue and so on and so forth. After a series of all these tests, I was finally cleared and was given a clean bill of health. I am greatly in a pink of health and that is a blessing. However, my doctor has advised me to exercise regularly to maintain my health.

Annual physical check up allow us and our doctors to review all the essential aspects of our health-our past and present medical history. It's also a good way to develop a good rapport with our doctors. I believed, we should be comfortable enough to discuss anything and everything with our personal doctors. It's always good to know things ahead of time. So, if you haven't done it yet. Go for it! It may save your life. Like a battery on my wall clock that needs checking and replacing when the season change, I go for my annual medical check up every spring time.

BMI Result
BMI Result | Source

So, determined to maintain my good health and strengthen my cardio and stamina, I went to the nearby Xplosion Fitness –right after the swim today to check their programs and boot camps for spring and summer. Let's exercise, I thought!

Here comes Mr. Muscle man brimming a wide welcoming smile, introduced himself to me and shook my hand so firmly with his broad palm that it felt like my carpus cracked. He proudly gave me a tour of the facilities and after quite a talk on the importance of maintaining a healthy life style; gave me a free assessment of my BMI (Body Mass Index). According to him: “For your information (FYI), your body mass index (BMI) is pretty darn important (PDI)”. –chuckles.

Now, what’s a BMI? In layman’s’ term, BMI is a calculation that uses your height and weight to estimate how much body fat you have. Too much body fat is a problem because it can lead to illnesses and other health problems. My goal is nothing aesthetics but simply to keep a healthy body, considering my age. Ahm, did I say age?

Okay, cut the long story short, I was asked for my age, weight, height and telephone number. Alright, not the telephone number (:- Kidding aside, BMI is calculated by getting the body weight divided by the square of an individual’s height. So, mine goes like this:

Age: Let’s skip this part. Shall we?

Weigh: 110 lbs

Height: 5’4

Gender: Female (Of course)

Average weight for my age and height should be: 128.8 lbs.

Obviously, I am underweight and the machine says- “Fat to gain: 9.6 lbs”

I guess there’s no need for me to enroll (for now). So, I thank Mr. Muscle man for his time and for showing me around and then I marathoned to the parking lot where my dirty TJ (my car’s name) was waiting for me. Happy to know that I can still afford desserts or at least a bar of my favorite snicker chocolate. It comforts the way my masterpeace does. Yes, the ultimate indulgence!

Money saved for not paying the Gym membership and enrollment fees: $180

A clean bill of health: Priceless!

On the Global fat scale, my result says: "I'm more likely to be someone from Ethiopia." See below and to find out where you stand on the Global Fat Scale, click here: Global Fat Scale Test

Current | Source

Guilty pleasure

My favorite Snicker bar chocolate-nothing beats it!
My favorite Snicker bar chocolate-nothing beats it! | Source

Copyright@CrisSp~TM / 03/10/12. Fearless but not Heartless!

© 2012 CrisSp


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)