Your calculated BMI is: 27.8
BMI: 27.8 - how good is it?
Your BMI is: A little too high
Weight: 72 kg (159 lbs)
Height: 161 cm (5 feet and 3 inches)
A BMI of 27.8 is classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as overweight
The result of the calculation shows that you are overweight in relation to your height. Based on these conditions, you have a slightly unhealthy relationship between body fat and muscle mass.
Individuals with a BMI in the range of 25 to 29.9 are considered to be overweight. With otherwise good health, this weight is not found to involve obesity-related health problems. However, it is important not to gain further weight, but instead, a weight reduction is desirable.
The recommendation will be to reduce weight through a combination of these measures:
Increase your physical activity to a higher level! An increase in physical activity is desirable.
You should review your eating habits. Start with a healthier diet. Healthier food can potentially improve your quality of life and longevity.
You can read more about your overweight rating here.
To improve your classification to normal, lower your BMI value by 2.8 to a BMI value of 25. That change corresponds to a weight loss of 7 kg (15 lbs) for an individual who is 161 cm (5 feet and 3 inches) in height.
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)