Body Mass Index (BMI) is a unit of measurement that compares your height to your weight and gives you insight into whether you are obese, malnourished or you’s weight according to height.
You need a few things to calculate your body mass index (BMI): home scales, meter, pen, paper and a calculator.
Measure yourself on a home scale.
Measure your height in centimeters using a meter.
Using a pencil, paper and a calculator perform the BMI equation.
Rate your body mass index (BMI) according to the following scale:
– BMI lower than 18.5 means that you are too thin for their height, ie. Malnourished.
– BMI 18.5 – 24.9 means that your weight is according to your height, ie. You have the ideal weight.
– BMI between 25 and 29.9 means you have excessive weight.
– BMI over 30 means you are obese.
If you are overweight, consult your doctor or try to lose weight.
BMI does not include the muscle mass. A person of short stature with a great mass will be considered obese. Use the BMI as a guideline only.