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Is Your Height to Weight Ratio is Ideal?

Body mass index indicates the overall health of a person, basically, it is a quick assessment of the body without using any equipment that how much a person is to prone disease. BMI is a height to weight ratio. The BMI helps the person to know whether their weight is healthy for them or not because there are a lot of misconceptions regarding the weight of the person.



Height to Weight Ratio


Myth

People think that those who have a fatty body are the only healthier men/women.


Fact

The fact is that keeping your BMI in a certain range keeps your body fit and fine, also it gives a better tone to your body and helps you to maintain the shape.


What is BMI?

Body mass index commonly known as BMI is a height to weight ratio determined by your age. As there is no ideal weight for all, it varies from person to person and depends on the various factors and these factors are as followed age, muscle fat ratio, height, sex, and body fat distribution. But BMI gives a range of ratios to keep your body fit.


How to calculate BMI

There is a very simple formula in order to find BMI here is a very simple formula, just put the required data and get your answer within seconds.

BMI = mass (weight of your body)/ (height)²


All the values will be put in as in their SI units.

Mass in kilograms

Height in meters


Results

There are four commonly accepted Body Mass Index ranges which are underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese.


  1. Under Weight: If your BMI ranges under 18.5kg/m² then you lie in this range then it is a very serious issue. You must have to follow a healthy which is full of protein, drink about 3-4 liters of water every day, and indulge in exercises that can help burning bad fat properly. Also, stay away from junk foods as those are not good for your health because you the one who is prone to several diseases.

  2. Normal Weight: If your BMI ranges between 18.5kg/m² and 25kg/m² then your body weight is perfect you just need to maintain it need not increase or decrease your weight. You are lesser prone to any disease, you have the best posture, best body. Even if you are the fittest one you must have to take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water to keep yourself active.

  3. Over Weight: Panic! Your weight is more than 25kg/m² you lie in the overweight category. This, means you need to burn the bad fat and start taking a light diet. To get out of the category, firstly find out in which parts of your body your fat is concentrated and then consult a trainer on how to burn fat from those areas. And make sure you do the exercise which helps you to burn fat from those bulky areas. Consume watery fruits and avoid bad fat and protein as much as possible.

  4. Obese: If you lie in this category then you are more prone to diseases like diabetes, stroke, hypertension, and a lot of diseases. Also, your BMI crossed 30kg/m² which means now you only have a fatty body so to get out of this you need to follow weight-loss diets in a very systematic way, daily exercise, and stop junk foods.


The BMI chart

Following is a weight chart by height in which Body Mass index is mentioned:-




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