Body Mass Index Definition, Formula, Equation and Range

Body Mass Index Definition, Formula, Equation and Range

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a way to measure whether or not a person is underweight, overweight or normal weight. It is a calculation that evaluates body mass compared to height. It is widely used to determine if people fall within a weight range that is healthy.

We are living in a time when people are more obsessed than ever in being thin.

Body Mass Index
BMI = Weight (kg) divide by Height (m) divide again by Height.
BMI = 60kg/1.5m
=40 divide again by 1.5m
=26.7
BMI RANGE

18.5 – 24.9 = Normal weight
25.0 – 29.9 =Overweight
30.0 – 34.9 =Obese
35.0 – 39.9 =Grossly Obese
40.0 – Above =Morbid Obese

Summary of the results as per the World Health Organization

body mass index chart

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