BMI Calculator: Health Equals Freedom
A Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator is used to measure BMI, which is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults. BMI is defined as the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in metres (kg/m2). For example, an adult who weighs 70 kg and whose height is 1.75 m will have a BMI of 22.9.
BMI = 70 kg / (1.75 m2) = 70 / 3.06 = 22.9
The World Health Organisation states that BMI values are age-independent and the same for both sexes. However, BMI may not correspond to the same degree of fatness in different populations due, in part, to different body proportions.
As a rough guide BMI shouldn’t get above 25. You can use the calculator to see what your number is.
National Heart Foundation BMI Calculator
Please don’t be disheartened if the Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator has you in the overweight or obese category, this can change.
Many cancers are linked to obesity and high body weight. Stopping alcohol and sugary drinks, weight loss, reducing high calorie food, more exercise and portion control are all healthy strategies to lose weight.
Here are the top 10 tips for better health and cancer and many of these link to reducing your weight.
What to do if your BMI is high and you are overweight or obese?
If you find that you are overweight, a simple exercise program can certainly help as well as modifying your food types, when you eat and how much you eat. Some people have never had anyone to help them to know how to eat in a healthy way.
There are also many options available for modifying your diet; click on the link below for more information –
Nutrition and Cancer – You are What You Eat
Or contact me for personalised one-on-one coaching.
Your GP as well as dietician and/or nutritionist can also assist particularly if your weight has been high for a long time and you have other health problems, such as cancer to deal with.
Yours in good health,
WHO Nutrition Landscape Information System