How to calculate Body Mass Index (BMI) easy way

What is BMI

BMI means body mass index which measures your body fat based on heights and weights for both adult men-women, If one is overweight or obese, losing just 10% of your body weight can improve overall health. If one needs to lose weight, do so gradually 1/2 to 2 pounds per week.

What is BMI used for:

  • Bmi correlates with the risk of disease and deaths, for example, heart disease increases with increasing BMI in all population groups.
  • Calculating BMI is simple, rapid and inexpensive and can be done by anyone with a simple formula.
  • BMI correlates well with total body fat for the majority of people.
  • BMI is a measure of weight with height.

How to calculate BMI:

The Formula of BMI:

(weight in kg) Divide by (height in meter square)

  • BMI IN KG=weight in kg /height in m2

  • BMI IN POUNDS=Weight in pounds/height in (inches)× 703

how to calculate the bmi (body mass index and formula of bmi

For example, your height is 5 feet 5 inches first convert your height in centimeters let's convert in cm with an easy formula.

You know 1 inch = 2.54cm and 1 feet=12 inches multiply 5*12= 60+5 inches=65 inches now multiply 65 inches*2.54cm=165cm your height in cm.

BMI Categories:

  • Underweight= Below <18.5
  • Normal weight =18.5-24.9
  • Overweight=25-29.9
  • Obesity =Bmi of 30 or above 30

Do you know bodybuilders have more lean muscle mass and their weight is over 80 kg and professional bodybuilders have a BMI of 25 to 30 which is included in the overweight category? Because of just lean muscles mass weight.

On the other hand, bodybuilders have only 8 percent to 12 percent body fat. Still there BMI is above 23 because of there muscle weight only.

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