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.