# Graph your BMI

weight: 0 stones 288 pounds with height: 5 feet 3 inches

## Health risks from being overweight

These difficulties are associated with obese and overweight adults

Adults whose Body Mass Index is greater than 25 (overweight) or whose BMI is greater than 30 (obese) have a marked increase in risk for various diseases and health conditions, including,:

## BMI Origins

BMI Prime is simple way of defining a single figure that is not immedieately related to any other units of measurement, but which can 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 BMI and tell you if you are underweight, overweight or if your weight is optimal. Just enter your vital statistics and click the button. The results will be graphed out for you.

## How it's calculated

You can use the following formula to calculate your BMI :
• BMI = weight(kilograms) / height2 (metres2)         (Metric Units)
• BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height2 (inches2)         (Imperial Units)

## BMI limitations

BMI is proportional to the mass and inversely proportional to the square of the height. So, if all body dimensions double, and mass scales naturally with the cube of the height, then BMI doubles instead of remaining the same. This results in taller people having a reported BMI that is uncharacteristically high, compared to their actual body fat levels.
See wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index#Limitationsinfomation.