The Diet Center

BMI (Body Mass Index)

BMI is a standard height to weight ratio useful for classifying risks associated with weight gain.

BMI= (weight in pounds*703) divided by height in inches squared. Or you can easily google a BMI calculator with your computer and plug in your numbers.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classification has been developed using the following grading system that links increase in BMI to increased health risks.

<18.5           Underweight

18.5-24.9     Healthy weight

25.0-29.9     Overweight

30-39.9        Obese

>40               Severely obese

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s