Body mass index (BMI) is an appraisal of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. BMI does not make a distinction between body fat and muscle mass. Therefore, body builders and people who have a lot of muscle volume will have a high BMI but are not overweight.


BMI Underweight :

Below 18.5

Normal :

18.5 – 24.9

Overweight :

25.0 – 29.9

Obesity :

30.0 and Above

Fat circulated around the waist is a risk factor for health complications such as cardio vascular diseases and type II diabetes. Fat that are stored around the hips and buttocks are not in the same bracket of risk.