The Body Mass Index is a measurement to determine your body composition.  To calculate your BMI you use the following formula:

weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703

It is important to keep your BMI score within a certain zone (not to high or to low).  To see your BMI standard click here.  To see the Earhart BMI calculator click the Body Mass Index Calculator link to the left.

 

 

When students are measured it is in complete privacy and their scores are only known by themselves.  Below are a couple of ways to improve your BMI score.

 

What you can do to improve your BMI score.

 

 

 

Proper Diet

  • A good diet following the food pyramid is the best way to improve your BMI.
  • Limit your daily calories to under 2000.
  • Click here to learn more about the food pyramid.

Cardiovascular Exercise

  • Elevate your heart within your Target Heart Rate for over 10 minutes a day.
  • Do this by running/jogging, bicycling, swimming, etc.

Avoid Fad Diets

  • Many diets advertised on TV and the internet do not work.  A healthy diet involves a lifestyle change in eating habits.  Following the food pyramid is the best diet you can do.