WHAT IS BMI?
Know your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Is your body weight appropriate for your height? BMI is a gross estimate for the amount of fat in your body. It tells you whether you need to lose weight or not. Not all adults who have a BMI in the range labelled “healthy” are at their most healthy weight. They may have lots of fat but very little muscle. Similarly, if you exercise a lot, then you may have lots of muscle and less fat and if your BMI is more than the normal range, then it may still be healthy.
BMI Formula = Weight in kilograms / (Height in meters) 2
The BMI normal range is not applicable to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and kids.
BMI is “Body Mass Index”. It tells you whether your body weight is appropriate for your height.