BMI: a great tool to help you maintain your health

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BMI stands for Body Mass Index is a value which is derived from the weight and it represents the obesity level or fat level of a man or a woman. The common definition of overweight and obesity is having too much weight which represents a risk to health.” For example, A BMI of 25 means 25kg/m2. The following calculator given below, will help you determine if you are overweight. Generally a BMI of 30 or above value indicates obesity.

By maintaining a healthy weight and normal BMI you’re likely to have blood sugar and muscle pains, better sleep, better regulation of bodily fluids and blood pressure, reduced burden to your heart and circulatory system, reductions in blood triglycerides, fewer joint and the risk of developing diabetes.

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BMI Scale:

BMI < 18.5 is underweight
BMI 18.5-24.9 is normal weight
BMI 25.0-29.9 is overweight
BMI 30.0-39.9 indicates obesity
BMI > 40 indicates morbid obesity

A good way to determine whether a man or a woman is over wight or under weight  is to calculate the ratio of their weight to their height. It may be difficult to calculate it manually. The following easy calculator will help you determine without processing the mathematical calculations.

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