What is BMI?

A BMI is an acronym for Body Mass Index, which is a number used to classify whether or not people are at a healthy weight. Your BMI can be found by dividing your weight in kg by your height in meters squared. If weight is represented by x and height is represented by y the formula would be the following: BMI=x kg/(y m)2. The following are what the answers represent: BMI < 18.5 Underweight; BMI = 18.5-24.9 Normal weight; BMI = 25-29.9 Overweight; BMI = 30-34.9 Obese class 1; BMI = 35-39.9 Obese class 2; BMI > 40 Obese class 3. If you fall in the overweight or higher classifications, you are more susceptible to health risks associated with excessive weight.


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Last updated: 03/21/2018


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