BMI is an indicator of rapid but indicative, considering the body weight of a subject in relation to a weight considered ideal, it allows to express an opinion more or less significant on its state of physical fitness and then on his health.
Also known as the Quetelet index, named after the Belgian scientist Adolphe Quetelet who put him in place as far back as 1830, BMI stands for Body Mass Index, Italianate in "Body Mass Index" (BMI stands for BMI) a biometric data, expressed as the ratio of the square of the height and weight of an individual and is used as an indicator of the state of physical fitness.
The Body Mass Index is calculated:
by dividing the weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters, as indirect index of adiposity.
BMI = body mass (kg) / height (m2)
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) BMI is grouped into 4 categories:
- Underweight (BMI below 19)
- Medium (BMI between 19 and 24)
- Overweight (BMI between 25 and 30)
- Obesity (BMI above 30)
The importance and the close connection of the combination of "power and good health" is emphasized by the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized that the body mass index as a parameter for assessing the health status of a subject and in particular the his predisposition to cardiovascular disease.
Power is one of the most important factors affecting the development, performance and productivity of people, quality of life and mental and physical health, a proper diet is also a very useful tool for prevention of many diseases.
The BMI is used by nutritionists and dietitians as part of a nutrition program aimed at weight loss, where the main objective is to bring the person to a healthy weight, or to establish fattening diets for underweight subjects.
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