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BMI Calculator

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What is BMI?​

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat in relation to height and weight. It is calculated by taking a person’s weight in kilograms and dividing it by their height in square meters. A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered within a healthy range for adults, while anything below 18.5 is considered underweight and anything above 24.9 is considered overweight.

BMI is often used as an indicator of a person’s overall health, although it should not be taken as the final word on a person’s physical fitness or health status. There are other factors, such as muscle mass, build size, and body type, that can also influence BMI and should be taken into account when determining a person’s overall health.

Benefits of controlling BMI

Having a BMI within the healthy range can reduce your risk of developing weight-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease. It can also improve overall physical fitness and help maintain an energy balance that facilitates better performance in physical activities. Furthermore, limit food intake to maintain a.

Riesgos de Controlar en exceso el IMC

It is important to recognize that extreme diets and/or exercise regimens can be dangerous and should be undertaken with caution. Additionally, people who have a low BMI may be at higher risk of nutrient deficiency due to inadequate dietary intake, which could increase their risk of diseases related to nutritional deficiencies such as anemia or osteoporosis.

How nutrition can help keep BMI under control

A healthy diet is the basis for achieving and maintaining a healthy BMI. Eating a balanced, nutritious diet that includes all food groups can help improve energy balance, control weight gain, and promote overall health. It is important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition: each person must adapt their eating habits to meet the following requirements:

1. Include plenty of fruit, vegetables and whole grains in your diet.
2. Limit the intake of saturated fats, added sugars and salt.
3. Control portion size and energy balance by keeping a record of caloric intake and expenditure.
4. Make sure you drink plenty of water.

In addition, physical activity plays an important role in keeping BMI under control. Exercise can help burn extra calories, which can help maintain a healthy weight.


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Before making any changes to your current diet or physical activity, we always recommend seeing a specialist for a better assessment and appropriate treatment.



Frequently Asked Questions about BMI

What is the normal BMI range?
A healthy BMI for adults ranges between 18.5 and 24.9.
Although BMI is an important indicator of health, it should not be taken as the final word. Other factors, such as muscle mass, build, and body type, should also be taken into account when determining a person’s overall health.
Following a balanced diet that includes all food groups and exercising regularly are two important things to maintain. It is also important to monitor portion sizes and track caloric intake and expenditure to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

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