For most adults, a Body mass index between 18.5 to 24.9 range. you can find a person BMI by dividing an adult’s weight in kilograms by their height in meter squared.
A BMI of 18.5 and below would put a person in the underweight range,
Whereas if a person BMI was between 18.5 and 24.9, they would have a healthy weight range.
Having a BMI between 25 and 29.9 would put a person in the overweight range.
A BMI between 30 and 39,9 would place a person in the obese range.
Been at a healthy weight and having a good BMI is important as it can lower the chance of diabetes, heart disease and other health risk that are related to been over or under weight. BMI. Can change a lot by ethnicity and even in sub population within an ethnicity.
This can be because of lifestyle factors, environmental factors also nutrition can affect a person BMI. To lower a person’s BMI, they should aim for at least five serving of fruits and vegetables a day, choosing whole grain cereal, bread, rice, and pasta, avoid highly processed foods and foods high in sugars, fizzy drinks, and fruit flavoured drinks. Exercise and eating healthy and having smaller portions will help a person reach a healthier BMI.
To work out my own BMI my weight is 70.4kg my height is 172cm this gives me a BMI of 23.8kg/m2 this means I am in the healthy bracket (range).
There are things to consider when people do there BMI as muscle is a lot denser than fat. So, a weightlifter for example or even an athlete may have a healthy weight even though their body mass index classes them as been overweight or even obese. Ethnicity also plays a role in a person BMI.
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By Aaron Christopher Slade