Your BMI is......
|less than 18.5:||Underweight|
|18.5 - 24.9:||Normal weight|
|25 - 29.9:||Overweight|
|30 - 34.9:||Class I Obese|
|35 - 39.9:||Class II Obese|
|40 upwards:||Class III Obese|
What is BMI?
BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a number that reflects the ratio of someone’s height to their weight.
To calculate BMI, you simply take your weight in kilograms and divide it by your height in meters squared. While BMI is not a perfect measure of health, it is a good general indicator of whether someone is within a healthy range.
A BMI of 18.5-24.9 is considered healthy, while a BMI below 18.5 indicates that someone is underweight and a BMI above 24.9 indicates that someone is overweight.
However, it’s important to note that BMI does not take into account factors such as muscle mass, so it’s not always accurate. Nonetheless, it’s a useful tool for assessing whether someone is at a healthy weight.
Why is BMI important?
BMI is important because it can help to indicate whether someone is at a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing various health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.
On the other hand, being underweight can also be risky and can lead to problems such as malnutrition and anemia. Therefore, it’s important to maintain a healthy BMI to reduce your risk of developing health problems.
How do I know if I have a healthy BMI?
You can use this BMI calculator to determine your BMI. A BMI of 18.5-24.9 is considered healthy, while a BMI below 18.5 indicates that you are underweight and a BMI above 24.9 indicates that you are overweight.
If your BMI is outside of the healthy range, talk to your doctor about ways to improve your diet and lifestyle to reach a healthy weight. They can also help to rule out any underlying health conditions that may be causing your weight issue.