# Calculate my BMI

169 cm, weight 48 kilos BMI Quetelet

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## Health problems from being overweight

These difficulties are tied to the fat and overweight

A BMI of greater than 25 (overweight) or a BMI more than 30 (obese) have a risk of diseases and health conditions, including,:

## Explanation

Devised all the way back in way back in 1830, the Body Mass Index 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. 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.

## Do the sums

How Body Mass Index is worked out
• BMI = weight(kilograms) / height2 (metres2)         (Metric Units)
• BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height2 (inches2)         (Imperial Units)

## BMI limitations

BMI is particularly inaccurate for people who are very fit or athletic, as their high muscle mass can classify them in the overweight category by BMI, even though their body fat percentages frequently fall in the 10-15% category, which is below that of a more sedentary person of average build who has a normal BMI number.
See wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index#Limitations for further clarification.