Computing your BMI value is actually a statistical way of determining which percentage of your body weight is fat. The index was developed by the Belgian mathematician Adolphe Quetelet in the mid-1800s. Today, it is still being used by doctors. Since then, the body mass index has been a proven indicator of imminent health risks for overweight and obese people

### BMI values for men

In 2010, an article appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which showed that nearly 75% of men aged 20 years and over were classified in the "overweight" category. Within this category another one third is categorized as obese. These findings are based on their BMI.

By gaining more knowledge about your own BMI value, you get insight into your own situation.

BMI scores can be divided into four categories. It is about underweight, normal weight, overweight and obesity / obesity. Scores of 18.5 and lower are classified in the category underweight. Normal weight ranges between 18.5-24.9. Reach for overweight standards 25-29.9. Obesity falls below a score of 30 and above.