Calculating your BMI

The body mass index is used to define a person’s build

Defining your BMI

The acronym BMI stands for Body Mass Index. The term BMI (Body Mass Index) is widely used in English-speaking countries.

But what is the body mass index? Your BMI is a standard for assessing the risks associated with being under or overweight. In this case, you can also calculate your ideal weight.

What does your BMI show?

Your BMI is an index with standard values allowing you to determine your build. There are 5 main builds:

  • Undernourished
  • Thin
  • Normal, also called a normal BMI
  • Overweight
  • Obese (which is divided into 3 different levels)

How do you calculate your BMI?

The formula for BMI is very simple. A body mass index is calculated based on a person’s height and weight.

  • BMI = weight (kg) / height (m²)

A normal BMI is between 18.5 and 25. Below 18.5, the person is considered too thin, while above 25, they are considered overweight.