Valid for women and men

What is a healthy bmi

Health dangers from being overweight

These dangers are identified with overweight and obese adults

Adults that have 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,:

Details

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.

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

BMI is defined by the following formula

    BMI = weight(kilograms) / height2 (metres2)         (Metric Units)
    BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height2 (inches2)         (Imperial Units)