Body mass index, height: 3 feet 11 inches with weight: 0 stones 327 pounds

## Risks of being overweight

*These consequences are related to obese adults*

A BMI greater than 25 (

*overweight*) or a Body Mass more than 30 (

*obese*) gives you a real risk of diseases and health conditions, including,:

## BMI Origins

Begun way back in 1830, BMI is a single figure used to as a way of measuring a person's body shape. Put simply, it is calculated by dividing the body's weight by the square of their height. Eg: Kilograms: weight, divided by Metres (Meters): height.
b m i Prime is a variation of the Quetelet index. Put simply, if you have a Prime of less than 0.74, you are underweight. If your prime is more than 0.74 and less than 1.00, your weight is ideal. If your bmi prime is more than 1 you are down as being overweight.
## Do the sums

Measure your BMI with the formula below

- 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*.