What is the BMI?
BMI stands for body mass index, a number calculated with the weight and height of an individual.
The BMI is a measure of weight to height, and it is used as a screening tool for obesity and other related health risks. BMI correlates with other measurements such as waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio.
What are the Health Benefits of having a BMI between 20-25?
BMI is a way to calculate one's body mass index (BMI) and it can be used to determine whether or not they are at a healthy weight. BMI is the standard measure of body fat based on height and weight. A BMI between 20-25 is considered to be within the healthy range.
According to research, there are health benefits for people with a BMI between 20-25:
· You'll live longer than those with a BMI over 25 and risk of cardiovascular disease is lower.
· It's easier for you to lose weight if your BMI is in this range.
· Your risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers decreases when your BMI falls into the healthy range.
What are the Serious Health Consequences that come with being Obese?
Obesity is a risk factor that can lead to serious health conditions like Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease. It also increases the risk of multiple types of cancers. The intense pressure on the body, the inability to exercise, and eating large meal portions can make it difficult for people to lose weight.
Obesity has been called the "silent epidemic". Current estimates suggest that one out of every three Americans is obese or overweight. Being obese or overweight has serious health consequences including increased risks for Type 2 diabetes and heart disease as well as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar levels.