# Is my weight healthy?

How much should I weigh?

## Health dangers from being overweight

These risks are associated with overweight and obese adults

Adults whose BMI is greater than 25 (overweight) or whose BMI is greater than 30 (obese) have an elevated risk for many diseases and health conditions, including,:

## BMI Prime

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
Bmi Prime is a variation of the Quetelet index. 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 defined as being overweight.

## Do the sums

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

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