1. Check your Weight (in Kg)
2. Check your Height (in metres)
3. Your BMI = Weight ÷ (Height)²

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Cross-check the result you get from step 3 above with the ranges below;

Underweight <18.5
NORMAL/HEALTHY 18.5 - 24.9
Overweight 25 - 29.9
Obese 30 - 34.9
Extremely obese >35
BMI is a cheap and simple screening method for weight categories —underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity.

A BMI outside the normal/healthy range may be associated with some health problems.
For example, obesity is associated with higher risks of all-causes of
- death
- high BP
- bad cholesterol
- type 2 diabetes
- stroke
- arthritis &
- some cancers.
On the other hand, being underweight increases your risk of
- malnutrition
- vitamin deficiency
- bone decay (osteoporosis) etc

Try to maintain your BMI within the healthy range.
For example, if a man weighs 70Kg but is only 1.5m tall, his BMI will be

70 ÷ (1.5)² = 31Kg/m²

This means he is OBESE.
But if the same 70Kg man is 1.9m tall, his BMI will be

70 ÷ (1.9)² = 19Kg/m²

This means he is NORMAL
Finally, if the same 70Kg man is 2.2m tall, his BMI will be

70 ÷ (2.3)² = 14Kg/m²

This means the man is UNDERWEIGHT
Subsequently, we'll be talking about what to do if you're obese or underweight.

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