your BMI is below 20:
This indicates a lean BMI, which means you have a low
amount of body fat. If you are an athlete, this can
be desirable. If you are not an athlete, a lean BMI
can indicate that your weight may be too low which may
lower your immunity. If your BMI and body weight are
low, you should consider gaining weight through good
diet and exercise habits, to increase your muscle mass.
your BMI is between 20 and 22:
This indicates the ideal, healthy amount of body fat,
which is associated with living longest, and the lowest
incidence of serious illness. Coincidentally, it seems
this ratio is what many individuals perceive to be the
most aesthetically attractive.
your BMI is between 22 and 25:
This is still considered an acceptable range, and is
associated with good health.
your BMI is between 25 and 30:
You are considered “Hefty” and should finds ways to
lower your weight, through diet and exercise. You are
at increased risk for a variety of illnesses at your
present weight. You should lose weight by changing your
diet and exercising more.
your BMI is over 30:
This indicates an unhealthy condition, your excess “Phat”
is putting you at risk for heart disease, diabetes,
high blood pressure, gall bladder disease and some cancers.
You should lose weight by changing your diet and exercising
variable BMI fails to consider is lean body mass.
It is possible for a healthy, muscular individual
with very low body fat to be classified obese
using the BMI formula. If you are a trained athlete,
your weight based on your measured percent body
fat would be a better indicator of what you should
In 1995, the U.S. National Institutes of Health and
the American Health Foundation issued new guidelines
that defines healthy weight as a Body Mass Index (BMI)
below 25. In a recent study, 59% of Americans exceeded
are many adverse health effects that accompany obesity,
the most common being high blood pressure, but including
heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and an increased
risk of death from all causes.
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