Mass Index (BMI) is an index used to estimate ones body fat.
BMI indicates your health risks by comparing your height and
weight. Males with a BMI above 27.8 and women over 27.3 are
considered overweight. Males with a BMI less than 20.7 and
women below 19.1 are classified as underweight.
are limitations to BMI so it's important to realize that it
is only an estimation of body fat. People who have valid reasons
for maintaining weight outside of normal ranges (pregnant
or breast feeding women, competitive athletes, body builders
and people who are chronically ill) may experience inaccurate
BMI values. People with a high percentage of muscle mass may
appear overweight using BMI because muscle weighs more than