What is BMI?
BMI is an abbreviation for Body Mass Index. We derive BMI from the mass and height of a person to determine whether a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese . It’s a person’s body mass divided by the square of the body height.
BMI is measured in kg/m2 as the universal unit of measurement. For instance, a BMI of 18 means it’s 18Kg/m2. BMI has come to be widely used for preliminary diagnoses in the the world of medicine and fitness due to its simplicity,.
How To Calculate BMI
All you need to know is your mass(weight) in Kilograms and your height in Meters. Then you can use this formula:
Suppose a person weighs 68 Kg and has a height of 1.5 Meters find that person’s BMI.
The BMI of that person is 30.2 Kg/M2.
Then we use this value to determine, from a chart, whether your weight is OK, too much, too little e.t.c.
This clearly shows that our guy in the example who had a BMI of 30.2kg/M2 is moderately obese. (Obese Class I)
NB: To easily calculate BMI, simply download our BMI calculator app and key in your weight and height and the app will do the rest.