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Do you know?, What is BMI?.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a child's weight and height. BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for most children and teens. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but research has shown that BMI correlates to direct measures of body fat, such as underwater weighing and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA).1 BMI can be considered an alternative for direct measures of body fat. Additionally, BMI is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems. For children and teens, BMI is age- and sex-specific and is often referred to as BMI-for-age.

BMI Calculator

Height (in cm)  
Weight (in Kg)  
Sex   Male Female
   
Your BMI  
Your Ideal body weight  kg
Range From To
 
Health status BMI range
under weight <18.5
normal weight 18.5- 23
over weight 23 - 25
obese >25
 

  For a Healthy Recommended BMI

  Age Group

  Recommended

  Overweight

  Obese

  Extremely Obese

  under 17

  15-20

  21+

  26+

  34+

  under 35

  18-24

  25+

  30+

  40+

  35 and over

  19-26

  27+

  30+

  40+

Important: - BMI values below 19 for men and 18 for women indicate an underweight condition.

 


FAQ @ Body Mass Index (BMI)

The BMI is a statistical measurement derived from your height and weight. Although it is considered to be a useful way to estimate healthy body weight, it does not measure the percentage of body fat. The BMI measurement can sometimes be misleading - a muscleman may have a high BMI but have much less fat than an unfit person whose BMI is lower. However, in general, the BMI measurement can be a useful indicator for the 'average person'.

An obese person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health. If a person's bodyweight is at least 20% higher than it should be, he or she is considered obese. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight. If your BMI is 30 or over you are considered obese.

Obesity treatments have two objectives: 1. To achieve a healthy weight.
2. To maintain that healthy weight.
People who are obese are often discouraged because they think they have to lose a lot of weight before any benefits are experienced. This is not true. Any obese person who loses just five to ten per cent of their body weight will have significant improvement in health - this would mean between 12-25 pounds for an obese person who weighs 250 pounds. It is important for patients to realize that a small drop in weight is a good start and a great achievement. Experts have found that obese people who lose weight slowly and constantly, say one or two pounds each week, are more successful in keeping their weight down when they have reached their target weight.

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