BMI body Mass Index

The body mass index is very important. The BMI (body mass index) to the medical, which means health assessment of the weight of the scheme has in reputable circles of the body mass index is enforced. The BMI was invented by the mathematician Adolphe Quetelet. That the formula of the BMI through the world, is to owe in particular American life insurers to have certainty, whether someone is overweight is affected or not. Already at that time recognized the significance of the BMI, and on the basis of recordings to a life insurance policy were decided at that time. Depending on the size of the body are at the BMI weight margins specified, leave the room for the individual stature of each and also for very large and very small people deliver reliable statements. As the body dimension index is calculated, which also forms the basis of the BMI calculator on the Internet or various magazines: body weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared.

A 1.70 m tall woman weighing 65 kg, has a BMI of 22.5 (65 shared by 1.70 m = 22.5). The result can be now compared with reference values for BMI. It will look like this: BMI below 19: underweight. Rise is useful. BMI 19-24.9: normal weight. There is no reason to lose weight from a health perspective.

BMI 25-29.9: slightly overweight. Weight loss is useful if there are simultaneously back complaints, elevated cholesterol or uric acid levels, high blood pressure or diabetes. Please forget: the so-called ideal weight! The so-called ideal body weight, body height in centimeters 100 – 10% for men and 15% for women, sets a dubious ideal, which is medically not to justify, is achieved by the least and can promote eating problems. It has nothing to do with the calculation of BMI. But how can be removed now if you, for example, in the area of \”slightly overweight\” respectively in the \”Overweight\” range, make sense? 10 kilo lose weight in 10 days without being hungry? Be slim by Elektromassage, Sweat belt, special creams or allegedly new miracle cure or chewable tablets? New diet books and unique miracle cure on the market appear constantly.