Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. To calculate your BMI, you will need to know your weight in kilograms (kg) and your height in meters (m).
To calculate BMI, use the following formula:
BMI = weight (kg) / height (m)^2
For example, if your weight is 68 kg and your height is 1.75 m, your BMI would be calculated as follows:
BMI = 68 / (1.75)^2 = 22.4
Once you have calculated your BMI, you can use the following categories to interpret the results:
- Underweight: BMI less than 18.5
- Normal weight: BMI of 18.5 to 24.9
- Overweight: BMI of 25 to 29.9
- Obesity: BMI of 30 or higher
It’s important to note that BMI is only a rough estimate of body fat and may not be accurate for all individuals. Factors such as age, muscle mass, and ethnicity can affect the relationship between BMI and body fat. It is always a good idea to discuss your weight and health with a healthcare professional.