Your calculated BMI is: 38.7
BMI: 38.7 - how good is it?
Your BMI is: Far too high
Weight: 78 kg (172 lbs)
Height: 142 cm (4 feet and 8 inches)
Severe overweight (obesity class 2)
A BMI value of 38.7 is classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as Obesity class 2
The result of this calculation shows that you have Severe Overweight (obesity class 2). Based on these figures, you have a significantly bad relation between muscle mass and body fat. You also have a significantly increased health risk, including a higher risk of suffering from heart problems, vascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and several other obesity-related diseases.
You should contact your health care provider as soon as possible for weight reduction consultations. Your current weight means that a further weight gain is likely. It would help if you took direct action in order not to increase your body mass any further. It would also be beneficial to start taking action to reduce your weight significantly. A lifestyle change is absolutely necessary for your immediate well-being.
It is recommended that you take several of these actions in combination:
You must seriously review your diet. It would help if you did this through a significant change in your dietary habits. New habits are an essential part of your weight loss and will improve your life and quality of life.
It is vital for your health that you significantly increase your physical activity to a higher level. An increase in your physical activity is essential for your physical health.
In case you consume tobacco products or alcoholic beverages, maybe even daily, you should quit immediately. Alcoholic beverages contain large amounts of, especially carbohydrates that the body converts to glucose, a sugar substance that affects the weight of every physically inactive individual. Studies show a clear relationship between weight gain and alcohol consumption.
You should contact your health care provider to get advice and help with your weight loss.
You can read more about your classification, Severe Overweight (obesity class 2) here.
To improve your classification to normal, you should start to take action to lower your BMI value by 13.7 to a BMI of 25. The change corresponds to a weight loss of 28 kg (62 lbs) for you who is 142 cm (4 feet and 8 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.
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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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- Normal weight
- Significant overweight (obesity class 1)
- Severe overweight (obesity class 2)
- Extreme overweight (obesity class 3)