Assessing Your Body Weight Using BMI.


Knowing how much fat you have to lose is very important.Body Mass Index is a number that you can use.It is an accurate way to determine when extra kgs translate into health risks.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is simply a measure of body fat based on your height & weight and it applies to both adult men and women.It’s a height/weight ratio.BMI is equal to your weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in meters.

A BMI greater than 40 poses a risk.If your BMI is high,there is increased risk of developing diseases such as high blood pressure,heart disease,high cholesterol and blood lipids,sleep apnea,female infertility,urinary stress incontinence and Type 2 Diabetes.

Generally,BMI can give you an idea of your individual risks by placing you in a particular weight category.Body Mass Index as a risk indication tool is easy to perform and is a great start in assessing risk.

Be honest with yourself and do a personal body assessment to determine what your next step has to be.

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