In medical science, Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to check if a person is in the healthy weight range.
BMI calculates the range of healthy weights for different heights.
It is a useful guide for personal health.
The following procedures are used to calculate BMI.
Weight oneself in kilograms and measure one’s height in meters.
Divide one’s weight by one’s height squared.
For example, if a person weights 65Kg and is 1.6m in height, one BMI is 25.4.
If BMI <18.5 = under-weight and risk of weight-related illness is low.
If BMI 18.5-24.9 = normal range weight and risk of weight-related illness is moderate.
If BMI 25-29.9 = over-weight and risk of weight-related illness is increased.
If BMI >30.0 = obese and risk of weight-related illness is moderate to severe.
Take note: overweight and obesity increases your risk to coronary heart diseases, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure.