WHAT IS BMI?
The BMI (Body Mass Index) is used by the medical profession to quickly and simply determine a person's weight in regard to their height.
Body mass index, or BMI, is used to determine whether you are in a healthy weight range for your height.
From a straight forward calculation the BMI factor can be gained and gives a measure which can be used to determine if a person is underweight, of normal weight, overweight or extremely obese.
BMI compares your weight to your height, and is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared. It gives you an idea of whether you’re underweight, a healthy weight, overweight, or obese for your height. BMI is one type of tool to help health professionals to assess risk for chronic disease. Another important tool is waist circumference. It is also important to understand your other risk factors.