Knowing BMI can help adult men and women understand their overall health. Use the BMI calculator below to determine your body mass index by inputting your height and weight.
People say if you train in the gym the BMI can be misleading. I can agree to some degree. Because if you lift weights, look lean and weight more then according to BMI reading you might fall into the obese category even if you don’t look like. The problem is if you exceed your body weight massively. For example being 180cm tall and weighting 125kg, and even if this is pure muscle, from the look of it you won’t be obese but your BMI will put you in this category regardless. But even if you don’t look obese, this amount of weight will be quite demanding for you heart to pump the blood around your body. What I am saying is, being too heavy but lean doesn’t make your obese, but it is not necessary healthy.
Please treat the BMI reading just as the indicator where you are comparing your body weight to your height.
Understanding your Body Mass Index
Now that you know your body mass index you are one step closer to mastering your overall health. Find out how to understand your BMI
If your BMI is below 18.5:
Your BMI is considered underweight. Keep in mind that an underweight BMI calculation may pose certain health risks. Please consult your healthcare provider for more information about BMI calculations.
If your BMI is between 18.5 – 24.9:
Your BMI is considered normal. This healthy weight helps reduce your risk of serious health conditions and means you’re close to your fitness goals.
If your BMI is above 30:
Your BMI is considered overweight. Being overweight may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Consider making lifestyle changes through healthy eating and fitness to improve your health. Get in touch with me if you have any questions about Health and Fitness, lifestyle and habits changes.
If your BMI is too high and you fall into the overweight and obese category there is a risk of developing heart related problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and more. The best and very first step of changing it is to lose weight.
To loose weight you need to make changes in your lifestyle and work on your habits. You need to look into your diet and if you are already not you need to become more active. The first step is always most difficult one and if you need any help with it, or want to ask any questions, please DO NOT hesitate to contact me. We can definitely discus how I can help you.