BMI (or Body Mass Index) is an indexing number based on body weight and body height. An ideal BMI reading for a healthy individual should be between 18.5 and 24.9 (the green zone in the chart below). In general, someone with BMI below 18.50 (the purple zone) is considered underweight, and those with BMI above 24.9 (the orange zone) is considered overweight. A BMI reading of 30 or over (the red zone!) indicates a person is obese.
BMI can be used to represent the risk factor for an individual towards certain fat-related disease, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, etc. Everyone want to be healthy needs to aim for a good BMI reading (those green zones in the chart below). Please note that this BMI chart is provided for fun and for general use. It does not indicate someone is specifically healthy just because their BMI reading is in the green zone. Bear in mind, I am not a professional!
If you are overweight, or even obese, start a healthy lifestyle today! Eat nutritious and healthy food, and do moderate amount of exercise.
If you are underweight, it does not mean you can start eating junk food daily, or drinking fat. It simply means eat nutritious food, do some exercise, and take enough rest.
So what’s your BMI reading?