Is your weight is healthy?

What is a healthy weight

Health risks from being overweight

These risks are linked with overweight and obese adults

Adults whose BMI is greater than 25 (overweight) or with a BMI greater than 30 (obese) have an expanded risk for varied 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

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.

How it's calculated

BMI is defined by the following formula

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