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What is BMI?

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of an adult’s body fat based on height and weight. It is used as an indicator of overall health.

Why is BMI important?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), close to 3 million people die globally each year due to health complications from being overweight. A BMI score expresses the relationship between an adult’s height and weight – it is not a suitable gauge for children or the elderly. While BMI does not take into consideration age, gender or ethnicity and can be thrown off by pregnancy or high muscle mass, it is one possible indicator, among others, of general health. A higher than normal BMI illustrates a propensity to develop a range of medical conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, several types of cancer, as well as sleep apnea among others.

How to calculate your BMI?

BMI may also highlight health complications that result from being underweight, such as osteoporosis, anaemia and the risk of malnutrition.
Ask to have your BMI checked during your next doctor’s visit or work it out using an online BMI calculator.

 

Individuals should maintain a BMI in the range of 18.5–24.9 kg/, which is considered to be normal weight according to WHO guidelines.

 

BMI < 18.5 kg/ (Underweight)

BMI 18.5–24.9 kg/  (Normal Weight)

BMI 25.0–29.9 kg/ (Overweight)

BMI 30.0–34.9 kg/ (Class 1 Obesity)

BMI 35.0–39.9 kg/ (Class 2 Obesity)

BMI > 40 kg/ (Class 3 Obesity)

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What is

BMI?
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure 
of body fat based on height and 
weight that applies to adult men 
and women.

Know your BMI

This helps assess whether your health could be at risk
The outputs of the BMI calculator does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition, nor is it a suitable gauge for children or the elderly. While BMI does not consider age, gender or ethnicity and can be thrown off by pregnancy or high muscle mass, it is a possible indicator, among others, of general health. You should consult a medical or health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Tiger Consumer Brands Limited accepts no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
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BMI Categories:

  • Underweight = < 18.5
  • Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
  • Overweight = 25-29.9
  • Obesity=BMI of 30 or greater