There are several ways to determine whether you are overweight. The main methods to are the Body mass index, Body fat calculation and the Body Shape Index. Experts agree that both methods as their own advantages and that they both give insight into the health of a person.

The BMI chart is probably the most accurate way to indicate the health of a person.

There is underweight if the index is less than 18.5 indicates. The recommended weight we find between the values ​​18.6 and 24.9. There is obesity in values ​​between 25.0 and 29.9. If there is an index greater than 30, then we call obesity.

Comments on the body mass index method is that the numbers are too general because it ignores the body composition of a person. There it can not be determined which part muscles and which part is fat.

What is certain is that the BMI calculation can be given a lot of insight into the risks that one runs on disorders and diseases. In particular, in determining heart disease and diabetes.

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