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What is Overweight?

The World Health Organization issues guidelines for what is considered normal weight, overweight and obesity. These weight guidelines are based on the Body Mass Index (BMI).

The Body Mass Index is a ratio between height and weight that claims to reflect the proportion of fat to muscle and other tissues.

A BMI rating between 20 and 24.9 is considered normal.
A BMI rating between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.
A BMI rating of 30 and above is considered obesity.

The Body Mass Index formula is:

Your Weight (in kilos)
divided by
Your height (in meters) x Your height (in meters)

To find out whether you are overweight, obese or normal, use Anne’s simplified Body Mass Index Chart or, click Obesity Chart

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