If you've heard of the term BMI, but don't know what it means or how to calculate, take the time to ask your questions. We have prepared a guide with all about BMI.
What is BMI?
BMI is the acronym for body mass index, a reliable tool that indicates if the person is within the standards of ideal weight to your height. When this rate is close to the 18.5 (underweight) and 40 or above (high obesity) limits, health risks are high.
Know yours BMI It is important for you to balance your diet by controlling your weight within a safe limit that ensures well-being.
To calculate BMI
For calculate BMI, the person must enter the height and weight. THE formula to calculate BMI is the weight divided by the height squared. The result should be compared to BMI scoreboard.
For example, if a person weighs 60kg and measures 1.65m, the BMI calculation is as follows:
BMI = 60 ÷ (1.65 x 1.65)
BMI = 60 ÷ 2.7225
BMI = 22.03
For a person weighing 60kg and 1.65 in height, BMI = 22.03 indicates healthy weight.
Now that you have learned how to do the calculation, know the BMI scoreboard to find out if you are at the right weight.
BMI Evaluation Table
Below 18.5 ? Underweight, high risk of malnutrition. It is advisable to seek medical advice to follow a program for gaining muscle mass.
Between 18.5 and 24.9 ? Normal and healthy weight range.
Between 25.0 and 29.9 ? Overweight or pre-obesity. Moderate risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Between 30.0 and 34.9 ? Obesity grade 1. High risk of obesity related diseases such as diabetes.
Between 35.0 and 39.9 ? Obesity grade 2. High chances of heart problems.
40.0 and above ? Grade 3 obesity or morbid obesity. Extreme risk of diabetes and heart problems.
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