What is Body Mass Index

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.

There’s no “perfect weight” that fits everyone. Body mass index, measures how healthy your weight is based on how tall you are.

Calculation of BMI
Is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters

BMI = Weight (kg)/Height (m^2)

  • Underweight: Your BMI is less than 18.5
  • Healthy weight: Your BMI is 18.5 to 24.9
  • Overweight: Your BMI is 25 to 29.9
  • Obese: Your BMI is 30 or higher

This indicator is for persons above 20 and not pregnant. It’s one way to see if you’re at a healthy weight. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. BMI can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

Know your BMI today…….

Reasons To Go Bananas

Bananas are a High Potassium Food
Potassium does lots of things, like:

  • Help prevent High Blood Pressure (hypertension) and strokes,
  • Helps the muscles work the way they should. Too little potassium can make the muscles weak,
  • It also may lower chances of getting kidney stones
  • Help prevent bone loss as you get older.
  • Other good sources of potassium include potatoes, tomatoes, and green, leafy vegetables.

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Yogurt and Inflammation

Latest research shows that eating yogurt before a meal might help reduce infection by improving the stability of our stomach lining.

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“Eating 8 ounces of low-fat yogurt before a meal is a feasible strategy to improve post-meal metabolism and thus may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.”

Ruisong Pei, postdoctoral researcher