Body Mass Index (BMI) is a rough assessment based on the concept that a person's weight should be proportional to their height. An elevated BMI is linked to increased risk of disease, especially if associated with a large waist circumference. Although this measurement is not designed to asses body fat, BMI is a quick and easy method for determining whether someones weight is appropriate for their height. BMI is calculated by dividing the weight in Kilograms by the square of the height in meters.
To calculate your BMI
BMI = Weight(kg)/Height(m^2)
The Lowest risk for disease lie within BMI range of 22 to 24.9. Scientific evidence indicates that the risk for disease increases with BMI of 25 or greater. Even though research has proven the risk for premature death and illness increases with a high BMI score, individuals who are underweight are also at risk...