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# How To Calculate Body Mass Index (BMI)? Tips To Follow!

Body Mass Index is a simple formula to calculate an individual’s height-weight ratio. The formula to calculate Body Mass Index (BMI) is BMI = kg/m square. Kg refers to the individual’s body weight and meter square refers to the individual’s height converted into meter square. The Body Mass Index of a healthy individual rangefrom 18 to 25. BMI more than 25 is considered overweight.

## BMI: How To Calculate It?

Body Mass Index is considered to be the most efficient way to determine your healthy weight and thereby BMI helps an individual to keep an eye on his fitness. However, the Body Mass Index does not apply to pregnant women.

BMI cannot measure your body fat directly, but BMI is indirectly related to the fat amount in your body. BMI is the most common method used to assess an individual’s healthy body weight because it is simple, effective, and inexpensive. Some of the other methods used to calculate an individual’s healthy body weight include skinfold thickness measurements, underweight weighing, bioelectrical impedance, isotope dilution, and dual-energy X-Ray absorptiometry.

## Measures To Figure Out An Individual’s Body Mass Index (BMI)

●         First of all, you should convert your weight from pounds to kilograms. Your bodyweight in pounds divided by 2.2 is equal to your body weight in KiloGrams.

●         Measure your height in meters rather than inches. Your height in inches divided by 39.37 is equal to your height in meters.

●         Now you can calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI). Your weight in kilograms divided by your height in meters * your height in meters is equal to your Body Mass Index (BMI)

A proportionate Body Mass Index (BMI) indicates the sound health of an individual. It is always important to stay fit and healthy to maintain an accurate Body Mass Index (BMI).

A few steps to stay healthy are

●         Maintaining your body weight in a proportionate manner

Being overweight and obesity will lead to many ridiculous problems in your life, ranging from lifestyle diseases like blood sugar (diabetes), blood pressure, cholesterol to life-threatening heart-related issues. So it is always very important to maintain a healthy body weight. Regular exercise regimes will help you to stay fit and healthy. Exercise also prevents the chances of falling victim to lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Regular exercise also enhances the health condition of the most precious thing in your life; your heart. Reduction in mental turmoils like stress, anxiety, and depression, are added benefits of a regular exercise schedule. If you are diagnosed with obesity by your doctor, then you need to maintain a healthy weight through regular exercise and dieting. As much as exercise has an impact on your body’s health and fitness, dieting has an impact too. It is an evenly distributed responsibility between dieting and exercise to keep your health in a sound condition. A healthy diet schedule includes evenly proportionate, complete, and nutritious diets ranging from fiber-rich fruits and vegetables to lean protein and fat-containing meats. It is always very important to get rid of all sorts of junk foods and processed foods as they are one of the main culprits behind obesity and other lifestyle diseases.

●         Prepare A Fine exercise schedule and practice it regularly.

It is always very important to have a well-planned fitness regime, as exercise helps you to stay fit and healthy, and keep all those lifestyle diseases and life-threatening cardiac conditions at bay. Exercise also reduces the amount of Bad Cholesterol (LDL) and increases the amount of Good Cholesterol (HDL). Regular exercise will enhance your cardiovascular system and respiratory system by increasing the blood flow which supplies oxygen throughout the body. This will result in an increase in your endurance and stamina. Weight training workouts with a good amount of aerobic exercises are proven to cater to you better results. Even light to moderate exercises thirty minutes to one hour each day will give you good results. An inactive person is likely to develop life-threatening heart conditions and lifestyle diseases thrice as much as a person who workouts regularly. Yoga, meditation, mindfulness, etc along with regular exercise will give you much better results as far as your precious health is concerned.