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Health Tip: Measuring Weight Accurately at Home

(HealthDay News) -- 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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