How Do You Calculate Your Body Mass Index | How Do You Measure Body Mass index

The correct weight of a person depends on his body’s muscle structure, age, and length. There are many standards for this, but the most prevalent international standard is BMI, i.e., body mass index. According to doctors, the BMI of a healthy person should be between 18.5 to 25.

In this fast-growing world, health and nutrition are essential.

For that, you should know about the body mass index ratio. 

formula for calculating BMI is..

BMI=     weight (kg) / Height(m)2

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Definition

Body mass index is the ratio of a person’s height to their weight.

  • Body mass index saws that a person is underweight, normal, overweight, obesity. 
  • For that, you should know your weight in Kilogram or pound and height in meter. And apply data in the basic formula of BMI.

 Nowadays, an individual’s weight is assessed on a more scientific basis known as the body mass index.

Values over 25 indicate obesity

  • BMI is a commonly used formula to classify obesity and overweight in adults. BMI is the subject’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters. For example, an
  • An adult person who weighs 70 kg and height is 1.75 m will have a BMI of 22.970.
  • A women weighing 65 kg and height of 155cm will have BMI of 27

I also wrote a article on also you can read: Basal Metabolic Rate Example | Basal Metabolic Rate Measures

On the basis of BMI obesity is graded as follows

CLASSIFICATION

BMI (Weight measuring in Kilogram)

BMI (Weight measuring in pound)

Very severely underweight

0-15

0-33

Severely underweight

15-16

33-35

Underweight

16-18.5

35-40.5

Normal

18.5-25

40.5-55

Over weight

25-30

55-66

Grade I

30-35

66-77

Grade II

35-40

77-88

Grade III

>40

>88

From those criteria, you know that you are underweight, regular, or overweight. And do needful actions. 

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