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  1. Calculating Your Body Mass Index
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Health & Wellness

Calculating Your Body Mass Index


Body Mass Index (BMI) is an indicator of weight status for adults. Using a mathematical formula, BMI takes into account of both a person’s height and weight to gauge total body fat.

BMI Formula:
Weight in kilograms / Height in meters x Height in meters

Below 18.5: Underweight
18.5 – 24.9: Normal
25.0 – 29.9: Overweight
30 and above: Obese

For example, a person who is 1.65 M tall weighing 56 kg will have the following BMI:

56 / (1.65x1.65) = 56 / 2.7225 = 20.57

The risk of some diseases increases as BMI increases. Some of the conditions related to overweight are heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. However, BMI is only one of the many factors used to predict risk for diseases.

by Kathy Doyle

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