Health Tip: Measuring Weight Accurately at Home

By on November 14, 2019

Measuring weight is key to calculating your body mass index (BMI), says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To measure weight accurately at home, the CDC recommends:

  • Use a digital scale. Avoid scales that are spring-loaded.
  • Place the scale on a firm floor, rather than on carpet.
  • Remove shoes and heavy clothing.
  • Stand with both feet in the center of the scale.
  • Record the weight to the nearest decimal fraction.

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