# See your BMI on a graph

BMI 185 cm, weight 107

Don't worry about weight, great body mass 185cm is healthy

What is a healthy weight

## Risks of being overweight

Adults whose BMI is greater than 25 (overweight) or with a BMI greater than 30 (obese) have a greater risk of varied diseases and health conditions, including,:

## BMI Prime

B.M.I. 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
BMI, sometimes known as the Quetelet index, is a measure used to estimate a person's body shape based upon a person' weight and height. It originated in Belguim around the 1840's by Adolphe Quetelet. It is a simple calculation based on your body weight divided by the square of their height.

## The simple maths

The formula below is used to measure BMI
• BMI = weight(kilograms) / height2 (metres2)         (Metric Units)
• BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height2 (inches2)         (Imperial Units)

## BMI limitations

If you are Super Fit, body mass calculations will almost certainly be inaccurate for you.
See why wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index#Limitations for more details.