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March 15th, 2010
What is BMI?
BMI is a simple calculation to determine which weight category men and women fall into for their Body Mass Index.
The BMI is an individual calculation of a person’s weight and height, the calculation can’t measure body fat or muscle mass, therefore people with a large muscle mass and only a small percent of body fat, may have the same BMI number as a person with a higher amount of body fat and less muscle mass.
The BMI calculation is used to indicate if you are of average /normal, overweight, obese, or underweight for your height and an indication if you may be at risk from potential the health risks associated with being overweight.
What is BMI Calculation Formula?
The BMI calculation is taken with the following simple figures
BMI = 703 x Weight in Pounds / (Height in Inches x Height in Inches)
BMI = Weight in Kilograms / (Height in Meters x Height in Meters)