According to the specialist, an indicator such as body mass index (BMI) can be used to determine insufficient, normal or overweight. It is calculated quite simply – the body weight in kilograms must be divided by the height in meters.
That is, if a person has a weight of 83 kg and a height of 1.86 m, then this BMI will be 24 (83 / (1.86 x 1.86) = 24). At the same time, the doctor notes, the optimal indicator in adults is in the range of up to 25. If this value falls below 18.5, then we are clearly talking about insufficient body weight.
However, those with a BMI greater than or equal to 25 are overweight, and those with an index greater than 30 are “obese.”