Thursday, 8 September 2011

Body Mass Index (BMI), Ideal or Not?

Hello and Good Day to All Readers. For this entry, we will share about Body Mass Index (BMI) due to we have passed Ramadan season and now in Hari Raya mood. BMI is also referred to as 'body mass indicator'. BMI is an internationally used measure of obesity.

During fasting month of Ramadan, everyone talked about  their body's weight lost about 1 or 2 kg, and that make them felt happy and satisfied. But, when Ramadan is over and Syawal coming, everybody started to feel worry because a lot of foods such as 'lemang', 'ketupat' and so on which are be a factor to increase their weight.

Here, we share information regarding BMI and how to calculate your BMI to check which categorise you are in BMI class.

Do you know how to calculate BMI? 

Body mass index calculation is very straightforward. Calculating body mass index requires only two measurements, height & weight.

Metric Imperial BMI Formula

The metric bmi formula accepts weight measurements in kilograms & height measurements in either cm's or meters.

1 meter = 100cms

meters² = meters * meters

Table: Metric BMI Formula
( kg/m² )
weight in kilograms
height in meters²
For example, my height is 169 cm while weight is 66 kg. We substitute the value into formula, 
BMI(kg/m²) =  66 kg
                      169 m X 169 m
            = 23.1 kg/m2
If we refer to BMI table, 23.1 is under class of normal status of body weight.
Table: BMI Weight Status Categories
BMIWeight Status
Below 18.5Underweight
18.5 -24.9Normal
25 - 29.9Overweight
30 & AboveObese

We hope the formula above can help you to calculate your BMI and be more alert regarding your BMI and obesity.
Readers, try to calculate your BMI and feel free to share your BMI here.
Before end of this entry,we hope not to late to say Selamat Hari Raya to all. Thank you and stay health.

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