Understanding BMI

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What is a BMI

Understanding BMI

BMI stands for body mass index. It is calculated by taking your weight in kilograms and dividing it by your height in centimeters squared. (kg/cm*cm). The BMI is just one of the tools used by doctors to determine if a person is at a healthy weight. So far, research has shown that the healthiest people have a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9. People with a BMI under 18.5 are considered underweight, people with a BMI of 25-29.9 areconsidered overweight while those with a BMI of over 30 are considered obese.

   

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