BMI is an estimate of the body fat & a good measure of risk for the diseases which can occur with the overweight & obesity. Forthe adults,a healthy weight was defined as appropriate body weight in the relation to the height. This ratio of weight to height is called as body mass index (BMI). People who are overweight (BMI of 2529.9) have too much of body weight for their height. People who are suffering with obese (BMI of 30 or above) always have a high amount of the body fat in relation to persons height. The BMI was an effort to quantify the amount of the tissue mass of the whole body (muscle, fat & bone) of an individual & then categorize which person wasunderweight,normal weight,overweight, orobesedepends on that value of BMI.
The higher the BMI, there will be higher risk for heart disease, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, gallstones & certain cancers like: colon, endometrial, breast & gallbladder.
BMI(Body Mass Index) is measurement of the body fat which is based on the persons height & weight that will applies to both men & women in between the ages of 18 - 65 years. BMI will be used to indicate if a person is overweight, obese, underweight or having normal weight.
A healthy BMI score will be in between 20 - 25. A score below 20 will indicates that person may be in underweight, a value above 25 will indicates that person may be suffering with overweight. You can calculate your body BMI by using BMI Calculator below, or by using the
BMI = ( Weight in Pounds / ( Height in inches x Height in inches ) ) x 703
Metric BMI Formula
BMI = ( Weight in Kilograms / ( Height in Meters x Height in Meters ) )