BMI Calculator – What´s my BMI?
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What´s my BMI?
What’s my BMI Body Mass Index? What does it mean and why is it important to know my BMI? Let’s try and answer your questions here.
BMI shows a weight to height ratio. The World Health Organization uses this indicator to define the degree of obesity in your body.
If your BMI is dangerously high, it increases the risk of diseases of your cardiovascular system, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, coronary insufficiency, a heart attack, diseases of a gall bladder and respiratory system, osteoarthritis, or some types of cancer. Along with smoking, obesity is one of the most widespread causes of death.
The BMI value is important for children as well as adults.
BMI equals to body weight in the kg, divided into height in the meters and squared. For example, if the person weighs 65 kg with height of 170 cm, his BMI = 65 ÷ (1.7) ² = 22.5 kg/m ².
According to the World Health Organization, the result value means the following:
Insufficient weight: BMI is lower 18.5
Normal weight: BMI from 18.5 to 24.9
Excess weight: BMI from 25 to 29.9
Obesity: BMI 30 and more.
For children BMI is calculated differently, because boys till 12 years and the girl till 10 years develop unequally. Medical tables with BMI for children allow doctors to reveal problems with weight at a very early stage.
The Body Mass Index was developed by the Belgian sociologist and statistician Adolphe Quetelet in 1869.
Obesity BMI – Consult a Doctor
A Body Mass Index Calculator can be used to calculate the BMI, however it is strongly recommended that you speak with your doctor and not take the BMI Calculator results as the answer you’re looking for. You must seek professional help, speak with Dr Jose A. Castaneda.
The BMI calculator should be applied with care, only for a rough online quick assessment.
To calculate most precisely the BMI, it is necessary to know when and how to weight yourself correctly. Weight in the morning, right after awakening and after toilet visit. It is desirable to empty not only the bladder, but also intestines. Experts recommend to be weighed not more often than 1-2 times a week. Height is also recommended to be measured in the morning.
An insufficient BMI value can be a reason to cause health problems.
Start to eat properly and pick up suitable exercises. If the BMI calculator has reported that you have obesity, it is necessary to address your concerns to your doctor. Even small decreases in a high BMI value will improve overall health.