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Body Mass Index

The Body Mass Index is calculated by putting your body’s height and your weight into relation.

The Body Mass Index is calculated by dividing the body weight in kilograms by the body height squared in meters.

According to the WHO, the result is categorised into these sections:

Body Mass Index Category
< 17 Too slim
17–20 Underweight
20–25 You are in brilliant shape
25–30 Minor obesity
30–35 Unhealthy obesity
35–40 Extremly unhealthy obesity
> 40 You are way too short!