## Health risks from being overweight

*These dangers are associated with overweight and obese adults*

Adults with a BMI of greater than 25 (

*overweight*) or whose BMI is greater than 30 (

*obese*) have an increased risk for a number of diseases and health conditions, including,:

## BMI Origins

Body Mass Index Prime is method of using the results of the BMI calculations to quickly and easily rank a person into a category. Eg:

- BMI Prime < 0.74 = Underweight.
- BMI Prime > 0.74 and < 1.00 = Optimal weight
- BMI Prime > 1 = Overweight

This app will calculate your body mass index and tell you if you are underweight, overweight or if your weight is optimal. Just enter your vital statistics and click the button. Your result will be shown on a graph for you.

## Formula for BMI

You can use the following formula to calculate your BMI :

- BMI = weight(kilograms) / height
^{2} (metres^{2}) (Metric Units) - BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height
^{2} (inches^{2}) (Imperial Units)

## BMI limitations

BMI calculations do not differentiate between muscle mass and fat mass.

*See wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index#Limitations for more information*.