Calculating your Body Mass Index, known as BMI, is in fact a statistical way to rate your weight-to-length ratio. The index was developed by a Belgian mathematician named Adolphe Quetelet. Nowadays BMI is still used by doctors. The Body Mass Index is a proven indicator of imminent health risks for overweight and obesity.
BMI chart for men
In 2010, an article in the "Journal of the American Medical Association" which found that nearly 75 % of men aged 20 years and older are classified in the category of "overweight ". Within this category, a further third categorized as obese. These findings have been identified based on their BMI. By gaining more knowledge about your own BMI value you gain insight into your own situation.
BMI scores can be classified into four categories. It is underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese / obesity. Scores of 18.5 and below are classified in the category of underweight. Normal weight ranges between 18.5-24.9 . Reaching for overweight 25-29.9 standards. Obesity is covered by a score of 30 and above.