More and more people are using the BMI chart as an indicator of overall health.
There is underweight as a body mass index less than 18.5 indicates. The recommended weight we find values between 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 this obesity.
There are many people who feel that the body mass index gives a general picture. The figures have been developed with data of massive numbers of people, and are therefore not suitable for the measurement of the individual. No account is taken of the body composition of your body. Think of the muscle mass in your body that can weigh heavier than the fat in your body.
The body mass index gives an insight into the health of your body based on your height and your weight. If the BMI is therefore slightly increase the risk of weight-related diseases is increasing. The latter has been proven in many studies, and we may assume therefore that this is good.