Graph your BMI against the healthy norm
The dangers of being overweight
These dangers are identified with overweight and obese adults
People with a BMI of greater than 25 (overweight
) or whose BMI is greater than 30 (obese
) have an intensified risk for many diseases and health conditions, including,:
Created in way back in 1830, the b.m.i. 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.
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 the individual's body weight divided by the square of their height.
Formula for BMI
Measure your BMI with the formula below
- BMI = weight(kilograms) / height2 (metres2) (Metric Units)
- BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height2 (inches2) (Imperial Units)
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