Carnival for tea,breakfast and dinner

All I do is think about Carnival !!! Join me on the road to carnival 2k7

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Location: Arima, Trinidad & Tobago

I love Carnival!!. Trinidad's carnival! Once a year my senses rejoice at the opportunity to douse my soul with intoxicating soca music, shed my cares and fears, and temporarily transfer my spirit into the mas. (S. Drakes)

Friday, October 13, 2006

What is the Body Mass Index ( BMI)

Body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet Index is a statistical measure of the weight of a person scaled according to height.In Trinidad you can have your BMI taken at drugstores around the country. In Port of Spain you can get your BMI taken at the drugstore on broadway a building away from KFC ( Bhagan's Drugs) or if you are in Arima you can have it done at the drug store next door to Big Scoop opposite the velodrome.

A BMI of 18.5 to 25 may indicate optimal weight; a BMI lower than 18.5 suggests the person is underweight while a number above 25 may indicate the person is overweight; a BMI below 15 may indicate the person has an eating disorder; a number above 30 suggests the person is obese (over 40, morbidly obese).
The BMI is meant to broadly categorise populations for purely statistical purposes. As noted, its accuracy in relation to actual levels of body fat is easily distorted by such factors as fitness level, muscle mass, bone structure, gender, and ethnicity. .

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