BODY MASS INDEX BODY COMPOSITION BIOIMPEDENCE a nutritional therapy approach chart of adult body mass index
How to calculate your own BMI? BMI provided a simple numeric measure of a person's "fatness" or "thinness", allowing health professionals to discuss over- and under-weight problems 
more objectively with their patients. It is meant to be used 
as a simple means of classifying sedentary individuals with 
an average body composition. For these individuals, the 
current value settings are as follows: a BMI of 18.5 to 25 may indicate optimal weight; a BMI lower than 18.5 suggests the person is underweight while a number above 25 may 
indicate the person is overweight; a BMI below 17.5 may 
indicate the person has anorexia nervosa or a related disorder; 
a number above 30 suggests the person is obese (over 40, morbidly obese).
Please note that BMI does not accurately assess body composition - whether or not excess weight is fat or muscle – 
so fit people can fall into the overweight classification. 
It is also important to consider how fat is distributed – 
problem fat lies around the middle of the body.
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