The BMI is also used a general guideline to assess your longevity and general health. However, the BMI does have its limitations. It may overestimate the body fat level of people who are muscular or athletic and underestimate the level of people who are older or who have lost muscle mass.
To find out your BMI, simply fill in your height in feet and your weight in pounds and let us calculate it for you! The score is valid for both men and women.
What the Numbers all mean
This means you have a low amount of body fat and you certainly don’t need to lose weight. A lean BMI may be desirable if you are an athlete. However, if you aren’t an athlete, you should consider gaining weight. Unislim can also provide you with guidelines to gain weight and muscle mass through a healthy diet and good exercise habits.
Between 20 & 22
Congratulations you have the ideal, healthy amount of body fat, which is associated with living longest, and the lowest incidence of serious illness.
Between 20 & 25
This is still considered an acceptable range, and is associated with good health.
Between 25 & 30
You are considered “Overweight” and should lower your body fat through changing your diet and increased exercise. You are at increased risk of a variety of illnesses at your present weight. Unislim can help you lose weight through a sensible, healthy diet and we will keep you motivated to achieve success though our weekly classes.
Having such a high BMI can adversely affect your health. You are at increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease and some cancers. Even a small weight loss will help you reduce your risk of developing diseases associated with being obese. Join a slimming club where you will be offered support and advice on losing weight in a healthy way. For details of your nearest Unislim class click here.