UNDERSTANDING YOUR BODY MASS INDEX
Now that you know your body mass index you are one step closer to mastering your overall health. Find out how to understand your BMI
If your BMI is below 18.5:
Your BMI is considered underweight. Keep in mind that an underweight BMI calculation may pose certain health risks. Please consult your healthcare provider for more information about BMI calculations.
If your BMI is between 18.5 – 24.9:
Your BMI is considered normal. This healthy weight helps reduce your risk of serious health conditions and means you’re close to your fitness goals.
If your BMI is above 30:
Your BMI is considered overweight. Being overweight may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Consider making lifestyle changes through healthy eating and fitness to improve your health. Our Couch to 5K training plan is a great place to start.
A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)
1) In the nineteenth century, a Belgian statistician named Adolphe Quetelet came up with the Quetelet Index of Obesity.
2) Body Mass Index (BMI) was the name given to the measurement by Ancel Keyes in his 1974 paper “Indices of relative weight and obesity”.