Computing your BMI value is actually a statistical way of determining which percentage of your body weight is fat. The index was developed by the Belgian mathematician Adolphe Quetelet in the mid-1800s. Today, it is still being used by doctors. Since then, the body mass index has been a proven indicator of imminent health risks for overweight and obese people

BMI values ​​for men

In 2010, an artic…

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Today's media generally present a false representation of the perfect figure of women. It has now become so far that the minimum healthy BMI value of 18.5 is considered by many women to be the perfect body weight. Under the influence of the media, many women therefore aim for a body weight that is not healthy.

The problem is that your body can not fully function at such low values. To be healthy,…

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To gain insight into your own health, you can check your BMI. Perhaps it's an incentive for a positive change. 

With what methods we can identify health problems?

"BMI is a good initial screening tool to tell if you have a healthy weight. It gives you a fairly reliable indicator of your weight, but it is only a tool to estimate your own situation. And there are many other things that determin…

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Many older people get smaller, but keep a stable weight. This means that the BMI can increase significantly. Is this bad and is it necessary to lose weight?

You only need to lose weight if it's important for your own comfort and health. If your weight is normal then you do not have to lose weight. Even if your BMI approaches the top edge of the graph. Because people are shrinking once they gr…

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Lowering your BMI can lead to a healthier life, but how do you do it in a healthy way? If you want to get the BMI score down losing weight is the solution. The way to do this is through a healthy diet and some exercise.


Extreme weight loss through crash diets or pills are not recommended by experts and can even put your health at risk. Half a kilo to a kilo a week is sensible.

Fasting or…

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