Friday, August 10, 2012

What is BMI ??

Oh boy i am gaining weight and worries too. So today i googled and tried to found out whether i need to worry or not. Here are the findings: 

What is BMI ??

 

BMI or Body Mass Index is a measure of persons well being in terms of weight as whether a person is well is terms of weight or not (Normal or Overweight or Obese or WHAT THE HELL IS THIS).

As wikipedia puts it (Wikipedia Link to Body Mass Index): 

Body mass index is defined as the individual's body mass divided by the square of his or her height
 

 

What is the Healthy BMI ??

A person with a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered to be at a healthy weight. A person with a BMI of 25-29.9 is considered to be overweight. A BMI over 30 is considered obese. A BMI of 40 or above indicates that a person is morbidly obese. This can increases a person's risk of death from any cause by 50% to 150%.

Body Mass Index (BMI), Kg/M 2
Weight
(pounds)
Height (feet, inches)
5'0"
5'3"
5'6"
5'9"
6'0"
6'3"
140
27
25
23
21
19
18
150
29
27
24
22
20
19
160
31
28
26
24
22
20
170
33
30
28
25
23
21
180
35
32
29
27
25
23
190
37
34
31
28
26
24
200
39
36
32
30
27
25
210
41
37
34
31
29
26
220
43
39
36
33
30
28
230
45
41
37
34
31
29
240
47
43
39
36
33
30
250
49
44
40
37
34
31

Its embarrassing to find out that i am a little overweight. So, treadmill here i come.