Body mass index (BMI) is an estimate of body fat based on height and weight.
The value calculated using BMI calculator has its significance. A high BMI can be a sign of too much fat on the body. A low BMI can be a sign of too little fat on the body. The higher a person’s BMI, the higher their chances of developing certain serious conditions, such as heart disease, and high blood pressure. A low BMI can also cause health problems, including bone loss and decreased immune function. Learn more…
Your BMI is based on your height and weight. It’s a way to see if you’re at a healthy weight. Learn more…
While BMI can be useful in screening adults and children for body weight problems, it does have its limits. BMI of people with very muscular bodies and Athletes is high. It may also underestimate the amount of body fat in older adults and other people who have lost muscle mass. (BMI vs. Abdominal Obesity – A heavy debate)
BMI is the Ratio of weight and square of one’s height.
Underweight: BMI value lower than 18.5
Healthy weight: BMI value between 18.5 & 22.9
Overweight: BMI value between 23 & 24.9
Pre-Obese: BMI value between 25 & 29.9
Class I Obese: BMI value between 30 & 34.9
Class II Obese: BMI value between 35 & 39.9
Class II Obese: BMI value greater than 40
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