# Is my weight healthy?

BMI 178 cm, weight 122

Visual bmi compare 178cm 122kg

Height: 178 Centimeters (Centimetres cm) with weight: 122 Kilograms (Kilos kg)

## Risks of being overweight

These difficulties are associated with obese and overweight adults

Adults with a BMI greater than 25 (overweight) or a BMI of more than 30 (obese) have a marked increase in risk for various diseases and health conditions, including,:

## Derivation

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
The BMI, also 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 the individual's body weight divided by the square of their height.

## Formula for BMI

Behind the scenes of BMI
• BMI = weight(kilograms) / height2 (metres2)         (Metric Units)
• BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height2 (inches2)         (Imperial Units)

## BMI limitations

BMI categories are generally regarded as a satisfactory tool for measuring whether sedentary individuals are underweight, overweight or obese with various exceptions, such as: athletes, children, the elderly, and the infirm.
See wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index#Limitationsinfomation.