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Body Mass Index Calculation

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:39 pm

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
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  • 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
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Re: Body Mass Index Calculation

Unread post by Naijanurse » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:45 pm

To work out your BMI:
divide your weight in kilograms (kg) by your height in metres (m)
then divide the answer by your height again, to get your BMI

For example:
If you weigh 70kg and you're 1.75m tall: divide 70 by 1.75. The answer is 40.
Then divide 40 by 1.75. The answer is 22.9. This is your BMI.

If your BMI is 25 or more, you should think about losing weight. Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of health problems.

Your healthcare professional may take other factors into account when assessing if you’re a healthy weight.
Muscle weighs more than fat. Very muscular people, such as heavyweight boxers, weight trainers and athletes, may be a healthy weight even though their BMI is classed as obese.

Your ethnic group can affect your risk of some health conditions. For example, adults of Asian origin may have a higher risk of health problems at BMI levels below 25.

You should not use BMI as a measure if you’re pregnant. Get advice from your midwife if you’re concerned about your weight.
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Re: Body Mass Index Calculation

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:55 pm

This evaluation doesn’t account for someone’s build. Is the person small boned, stocky or muscular? Having extra pounds of muscle is very different than having extra pounds of fat. Someone who gains weight by muscle lifting will have in increases in BMI, just as someone does who is sedentary and gaining fat.

So BMI can be a helpful indicator of health for many, but it doesn’t tell the entire story for everyone. Therefore, it is important when calculating BMI to really evaluate someone’s build. We can quickly see that a body builder is not obese, but muscular.

BMI does not evaluate and that is where BMI is a concern
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