BMI stands for Body Mass Index, and by using worldwide averages it is able to identify whether an individual has concerning weight levels- or to double-check whether your weight is healthy. There are a couple of factors that are considered when someone’s BMI is calculated- I will be breaking down what this is in a bit more detail now!
Weight and height
Weight and height are the two factors that determine one’s BMI. An individual’s weight, divided by the square of their body height generates a BMI number. This is then compared to a table that shows what that value actually means. It is important to live a healthy lifestyle to ensure your health is kept well and safe!
Rule of thumb
BMI is conveniently categorized into four different sections: underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese, based on tissue mass which is a mixture of muscle, fat, and bone, and of course height. An underweight BMI is commonly accepted as 18.5kg/m squared and below, normal weight is between 18.5 to 25, overweight being 25 to 30, and obese being over 30. Studies have also found that BMIs under 20 and over 25 have been associated with detrimental adverse effects on health- such as health conditions like diabetes and asthma, or even worse- death.
Issue with BMI
BMI has been accepted for decades to be a correct form of measuring someone’s weight and how their health is affected. However, there are certain factors that are not considered when someone’s BMI is calculated. The fact that it does not distinguish the difference between fat and muscle is a key problem, as an individual who is extremely large due to muscle size (bodybuilder), and an extremely large individual who has excess fat will have the same BMI. That BMI will state that both people are obese, and in turn have very bad health. This is not the case, as it is clear that the bodybuilder with a BMI over 30 is most definitely healthier and fitter than a person who is clinically obese. BMI does not consider the differentiation between fat and muscle. For this reason, many health professionals use alternative methods for mass measuring such as checkups in clinics to assess how much of your body weight is fat and muscle- then you are able to determine whether an individual is healthy or at risk of death.
Combat high BMI
Reducing your BMI can be done in many different ways, such as a calorie deficit, working out, physical activity, or some help from surgery or medication. We find that phenq is a great way of burning fat and getting closer to achieving your dream body. It combines the power of multiple different weight loss pills into one to ensure that you burn stored fats, block the production of fat and also suppress appetite!
Another way is a calorie deficit. It sounds obvious, but it is extremely difficult to do for some people! Cutting down on food consumption will aid weight loss, and with the addition of drinking more water, you will become full quicker and prevent getting hungry!
Physical activity is also a great way of reducing your BMI. The use of cardio and weights will help you lose unwanted fat and get ready for that summer body! Even if you are not doing it for a better physique, do it for your mental health and physical health- sports will reduce health risks such as heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and even joint conditions which may be due to too much weight.