Monday, September 21, 2009

New Way To Calculate Body's 'Maximum Weight Limit'

“George Fernandez, a professor of applied statistics and director of the Center for Research Design and Analysis at the University of Nevada, Reno, set out to give people a simpler way of calculating their healthy weight, and one that wouldn't require charts or online calculators. In addition, he doesn't think the ‘range’ approach sticks in individuals' minds. ‘We need a Maximum Weight Limit, or MWL,’ he said, ‘one number that we know we can't go over, just like a speed limit.’ So, using SAS software and statistical procedures, he discovered a much simpler way of calculating a Maximum Weight Limit, which closely corresponds to weight recommendations listed on BMI charts. But, you don't need to calculate or know your BMI, nor do you need a chart or online calculator to figure out your Maximum Weight Limit. Fernandez will present his Maximum Weight...

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