wondering how to calculate BMI? here's an easy way..
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before learning how to calculate BMI let's first learn what is BMI?
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well BMI is denoted for body mass index which is defined as..
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"Body mass index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by his height in square meters".
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BMI is an easy and cheap screening tool for weight categories such as...
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underweight, healthy weight, overweight and obesity.
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BMI does not give you the exact measure of body fat directly but instead..
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BMI is corelated with more exact measures of body fat and metabolic disease outcomes..
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which are measures of body fatness. now let's know how you can use BMI..
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BMI can be used as a screening tool, but it does not diagnose the body for fat or overall health.
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formula used to calculate BMI is:
weight (kg) / [height (m)]2 .
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for example:
Weight = 68 kg. Height = 165 cm (1.65 m).
Calculation
BMI: = 68 ÷ (1.65)2 = 24.98
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BMI is differently interpreted for children teens and adults irrespective of using the same formula.
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