How to Translate BMI into Pounds: Finally, a Body Mass Index Calculator for the Rest of Us

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Sageera Institute launches easy-to-use online Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is the most important diagnostic tool that the medical profession uses to quickly classify you into the weight categories "normal", "overweight", or "obese". However, few people know what a BMI of say 26 means. Are you normal? Overweight?

Even if you know that a 26 puts you into the "overweight" category, do you know how many pounds you are away from "obese"? How many pounds are you over the "normal" threshold?

A new interactive, fun, and easy-to-use online calculator answers these simple questions at one glance: "What is my weight category?", and "How many pounds am I away from the next lower and higher category?". It can be found on the Internet at The Sageera BMI Calculator and Scale looks like a common bathroom scale, and it works with U.S., U.K., and metric units.

Sageera Institute LLC, the publisher of the "Diet for a New Life" books by Mariana Bozesan, runs the website for free as a public service. Health care companies and publishers can license their own customized version of the patent pending application, programmed in Flash.

Former BMI calculators on the Internet provided only a number, which is meaningless for most people. This number had then to be translated into a weight category using a table. However, users still didn't know how many pounds they were "overweight". The new Sageera Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator and Scale is the only tool that displays in one easy-to-use analog display weight, weight category and BMI. Users see immediately how many pounds they are "overweight". The display is interactive, animated and very motivational to use.

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