What is BMI and how to calculate it?

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.  BMI gives you an indication of whether you are overweight, underweight or at a healthy weight for your height.

BMI Categories:

  • Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
  • Overweight = 25-29.9
  • Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

How to calculate BMI?

Weight in KG / {(height in meters) *(height in meters)}

To do an online calculation use the following link

http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm

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