Calculate your BMI
CALCULATING YOUR BMI - BODY MASS INDEX
FFUSA Note: While this is useful information for the average Joe and Jane, we do not feel that it is accurate for bodybuilders or those who carry more muscle. By these standards most competitive bodybuilders are fat! Checking your bodyfat percentage and looking in the mirror are better tools.
If your BMI is below 20:
This indicates a lean BMI, which means you have a low amount of body fat. If you are an athlete, this can be desirable. If you are not an athlete, a lean BMI can indicate that your weight may be too low which may lower your immunity. If your BMI and body weight are low, you should consider gaining weight through good diet and exercise habits, to increase your muscle mass.
If your BMI is between 20 and 22:
This indicates the ideal, healthy amount of body fat, which is associated with living longest, and the lowest incidence of serious illness. Coincidentally, it seems this ratio is what many individuals perceive to be the most aesthetically attractive.
If your BMI is between 22 and 25:
This is still considered an acceptable range, and is associated with good health.
If your BMI is between 25 and 30:
You are considered ""Hefty"" and should find ways to lower your weight, through diet and exercise. You are at increased risk for a variety of illnesses at your present weight. You should lose weight by changing your diet and exercising more.
If your BMI is over 30:
This indicates an unhealthy condition, your excess ""Prosperity"" is putting you at risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease and some cancers. You should lose weight by changing your diet and exercising more.