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Body Mass Index

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of how close you are to the average weight for your height. Given your height and weight it calculates a BMI which is measured on the following scale: -

BMI of less than 20 - you are underweight
BMI of 20-25 - you are of ideal weight
BMI of 25-30 - you are overweight
BMI of 30-40 - you are dangerously overweight

There are many resources available on the Internet to automatically calculate your BMI number. To calculate your BMI index manually you must first work out your height in metres and then multiply this figure by itself to get the square. Next, divide your weight in kilograms by the square of your height. This will give you your BMI number.

Your Body Mass Index can be managed through exercise and by tailoring your diet, so decreasing or increasing your weight to get into the 'ideal' BMI range. This is important as your Body Mass Index can significantly impact upon your life expectancy. If you are overweight your body is producing energy inefficiently and increasing the number of oxygen 'free radicals' in your system, making you more susceptible to illness and disease. You could be knocking 5,10 or even 15 years off your average life expectancy because your Body Mass Index is too high!

For more information about the Body Mass Index you can review the resources on our site.

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