A few questions to help you figure out if you should lose weight. Or maybe not ...
This is a great way to see if there are extra centimeters. And you will also find out the reason: overeating, too much sweets, or lack of exercise.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
The body mass index (BMI) was developed in 1869 by Adolphe Quetelet, a Belgian mathematician, sociologist, pioneer of scientific statistics.
It allows you to assess the degree of correspondence between the mass of a person and his height. The resulting digital value shows whether your weight is within normal limits or there are deviations in one direction or another.
- BMI up to 16 - starvation
- BMI 16,1-16.99 - emaciation
- BMI 17-18.49 - underweight
- BMI 18.5-24.99 - correct bodyweight
- BMI 25-29.99 - overweight
- BMI 30-34.99 - 1st-degree obesity
- BMI 35-39.99 - 2nd-degree obesity
- BMI over 40 - 3rd-degree obesity
For example, a person's weight is 64 kg, and his height is 162 cm. The body mass index in this case is: BMI = 64: (1.62 x 1.62) = 24.3.