Body mass index in everyday life
The BMI (body mass index) indicates the ratio of the weight of a person to body size. The body mass index (BMI) can be calculated in a simple manner, for example, whether overweight or not. Men can do that easily by using BMI calculator for men, or by trying out the equation here.
Most people will consider BMI when dieting.
The body mass index (BMI) is calculated using following formula: Body weight in kg divided by height squared.
Example: You are 1.75 meters tall and weigh 70 kg. The statement: 70: (1.75 x 1.75) = 70: 3.06 = 22.87. Your BMI is 22.87. This means that normal weight.
The classification, which was established by the World Health Organization (WHO), as follows: body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 means underweight, BMI 18.5 to 25 called normal weight, BMI 25 to 30 indicates overweight. With a body mass index (BMI) of more than 30 obesity begins.
Normal weight and correlation to BMI
Normal weight means that people with such a statistically BMI carry the lowest risk of disease with respect to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, etc., and have the highest life expectancy in comparison to other groups.
For morbidly obese people where BMI is over 30 additional diseases such as high blood pressure, increase blood fats, diabetes, insomnia or arthritis of large joints might occur. In such cases, medical treatment is urgently needed.
Being underweight is not only too few calories is fed normally, but also insufficient amounts of essential vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats.
Malnutrition can bring long-term, irreversible consequences particularly in the growth phase: growth and development are permanently impaired. Among other things, heart problems and osteoporosis in old age (osteoporosis) may occur. Often serious eating disorders such as anorexia cause underweight. In such cases, medical treatment is urgently needed. (Source: www.sge-ssn.ch)
The body mass index is not a reliable tool for analysing the state of health of a person. The index takes into account more factors, such as muscle mass (athletes!). The fat distribution (especially the fat deposits on the belly have a negative impact on your health!). Also, bone structure might be affected. After critical examination bone structure can provide a first indication of being overweight or underweight.
BMI chart for men and women
BMI below 18.5
That’s very little!
What is the reason for that?
a) Especially with young people which can easily be so, and it means there is no increased health risk.
b) Any person who deliberately seeks Photo Model BMI’s, should know that this can result in an eating easy, which must then be treated necessarily correct (if in doubt, call us!). Incidentally, studies on the popularity of body silhouettes have shown that this is not perceived by men nor women as attractive! See also Weekly Topic “character types”.
c) Who had more weight and has a relatively large amount without dieting, should undergo a medical examination in any case be (in order to exclude, for example, a thyroid disorder, or tumor).
BMI from 18.5 to 24.9
Your weight is within the optimum range!
Who is spontaneous can eat or just “flexible” controlled, has managed: weight problems, you will not get so quickly at a balanced lifestyle!
Is other hand this ideal weight to keep only with constant struggle and weight fluctuations over 2 kg, you will benefit greatly!
BMI from 25 to 29.9
If no other risk factors are present, you have a point of view of health is not questionable overweight. Through a healthy lifestyle you can improve your health and improve your wellbeing.
We also recommend you to do something in the field of nutrition and for the following reasons:
a) Experience shows that the weight continues to rise in the course of life. You should strive to at least prevent this increase now. Through proper nutrition, which is learned by scoring with us and the detailed behavior training you will learn to manage your weight without having to give up all that is beautiful.
b) In a slow and realistic planned weight loss and subsequent stabilization, they can achieve the optimal BMI range, thus increasing the quality of life can be significantly improved in so many ways!
Obesity class 1
BMI from 30 to 34.9
Your doctor has determined you already several times on the health effects of heavy weight noted. About the impaired quality of life and social discrimination can you tell certainly more than we.
Only question is, how do you solve the problem? The answer is:
a) Healthy Lifestyle by a change in diet and exercise behaviour! Sometimes a single change in behaviour is sufficient to achieve a significant improvement. You are a health risk and should necessarily protect your body from additional negative charges.
b) treatment of any existing (incidental) diseases caused by your doctor.
c) Possibly medical support, the benefits of this therapy on the study results so far seem rather low! Medicines should only be used when a lifestyle despite professional support fails. In any case, the drug therapy should only be carried out in addition to a base treatment with the elements diet, exercise and behaviour modification. A sole drug treatment is meaningless under the guidelines of the German Obesity Society and leads to no permanent change in body weight.
All studies show that it is very hard for about two-thirds of the overweight, long term to reduce the weight. A heavy weight is not a personal failure! Do not give up! Posting each even the smallest improvement as a success. Sometimes it is already a success, if you have not grown for a time or a hobby starts, which makes a joy!
Obesity class 2
BMI 35 to 39.9
Basically see obesity class. 1
To allow for significant overweight a rapid loss of excess fatty tissue, the temporary use of the so-called “modified fasting” can – usually with Formula diets – be sensible. However, this must be integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan and be monitored medically.
Obesity class 3
BMI over 40
Refer to obesity class. 1 and 2
If the measures referred to were carried out, the success is not but adequate, comes for some as a last resort only a surgical procedure in question.