Your calculated BMI is: 31.2
BMI: 31.2 - how good is it?
Your BMI is: Too high
Weight: 78 kg (172 lbs)
Height: 158 cm (5 feet and 2 inches)
Significant obesity (obesity class 1)
A BMI of 31.2 k1 is classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as Obesity class 1
The results of the calculation show that you have Significant overweight (obesity class 1). Based on these conditions, you appear to have an unhealthy relationship between body fat and muscle mass. You have an increased health risk, including a considerably increased risk of suffering from heart problems, vascular disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes, as well as other obesity-related diseases.
At this level, it is common to gain additional weight. It is essential that you take action as soon as possible with the aim of not increasing your weight further, and you should immediately start taking action to reduce your body weight. A change in lifestyle is necessary.
It is recommended that you take several of these actions in combination:
You need to review your diet. This is done through significant dietary changes. New eating habits are a necessary part of your weight loss, and this will improve your quality of life and longevity.
It is crucial for your health that you increase your physical activity to a significantly higher level. An increase in your physical activity is necessary.
In case you consume alcoholic beverages, you should lower your consumption. Alcoholic drinks primarily contain carbohydrates which the body converts to glucose, a sugar substance that is harmful to health. Some studies show a relationship between obesity and alcohol intake.
You can read more about your classification significant overweight here.
To improve your classification to normal, you must lower your BMI by 6.2 down to a BMI value of 25. This change corresponds to a weight loss of 15 kg (33 lbs) for you who is 158 cm (5 feet and 2 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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Read more about BMI classifications:
- Normal weight
- Significant overweight (obesity class 1)
- Severe overweight (obesity class 2)
- Extreme overweight (obesity class 3)