Your calculated BMI is: 21
BMI: 21 - how good is it?
Your BMI is: Normal
Weight: 53 kg (117 lbs)
Height: 159 cm (5 feet and 3 inches)
A BMI of 21 is classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as normal weight
The result of the calculation shows that you have normal weight in relation to your height. Based on these conditions, you appear to have the right balance between muscle mass and body fat. You do not need to reduce your weight through any diet change. Try to keep your BMI at this level to maintain good health.
However, it is always good to review one's diet. There is still room for smaller changes to the diet that may potentially improve your quality of life and longevity. It is recommended that you continue your physical activity at the current level, or perhaps even increase your training to become stronger, get better fitness, and further improve your general condition. An increase in physical activity is useful for those in the upper range of the normal segment.
If you are younger, you should be in the lower part of the interval 18.5 - 25.
If you are 40 years of age or older, it is more acceptable and not as alarming to be in the upper part of this range. You can read more about and calculate an age-adjusted BMI below.
You can read more about your underweight classification here.
Calculate age-adjusted BMI
By entering your age and gender, you can get a more accurate classification and calculate your adjusted BMI. This is known as Age-Adjusted BMI (AA-BMI). AA-BMI is based on a combination of both science and empirical data.
The older an individual, the less risk a small overweight poses to the overall health. What is typically considered overweight for a young person can be regarded as a healthy weight for an older person. You can read more about BMI in elderly here.
Virtual BMI calculator
Calculate your daily calorie requirement
An individual´s need for nutrition and calories depends on activity level as well as on body mass. There is a difference between men and women when it comes to burning calories. This is mostly because of body mass. Furthermore, a healthy calorie intake varies and is also depending on age.
Enter the age and gender in the Calorie Calculator above to determine how many calories you need per day at various activity levels.
Read more about calorie consumption and calorie requirements here.
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Read more about BMI classifications:
- Normal weight
- Significant overweight (obesity class 1)
- Severe overweight (obesity class 2)
- Extreme overweight (obesity class 3)