What is BMI?
Body Mass Index (BMI) indicates whether you’re a healthy weight for your height. BMI is a widely used scientific measure calculated using weight and height; however it’s not infallible, as it does not take into consideration a person’s age or muscle mass. Whatever the results show, the most important thing to remember is to consume a healthy balanced diet and keep physically active.
What does your BMI mean?
The number provided will signify if you are underweight, healthy weight, overweight, or obese – but remember, this information is only a guide. If your BMI does not fall into the healthy weight range, Figure of Weight recommends you take the necessary steps to improve your health.
BMI less than 18.5
A BMI of less than 18.5 is considered to be a lean BMI. Your body fat or weight is very low for your height. This can be dangerous to your immune system; increasing susceptibility to many diseases. Aim to build muscle mass via an exercise programme and consume a healthy diet to increase your BMI.
BMI between 18.5 and 24.9
A BMI that falls between 18.5 and 24.9 indicates a healthy level of body fat, and a healthy weight to height ratio. This BMI range is associated with longevity, as the risk of developing a serious illness is decreased. A healthy balanced diet and regular exercise is recommended to stay within this range.
BMI between 25 and 29.9
A BMI that is between 25 and 29.9 would normally be considered overweight. If your BMI falls within this range, you should be looking for ways to gradually and effectively lower your weight. Figure of Weight can help you achieve this via a personally tailored exercise programme and dietary advice.
BMI between 30 and 39
A BMI that is between 30 and 39 is considered to be in the obese range. It is crucial to adopt some aggressive lifestyle changes; starting with a healthy diet and some form of regular exercise. Figure of Weight has the expertise to reduce your BMI and prevent health risks such as heart disease.
BMI 40 or more
A BMI of 40 or more is considered to be extremely obese. This is an unhealthy condition and should be addressed immediately. Large amounts of excess body fat increases the risk of some forms of cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Now is the time to start eating a healthy diet and start getting some exercise with Figure of Weight.