BMI falling within normal range doesn’t guarantee that you have no health risks. Other factors should be considered. You will be in higher risk of health problems if you:
- Smoke cigarettes
- Do not participate in regular physical activity
- Eat lots of nutrient-poor foods with added fat and sugar.
BMI falling within overweight range doesn’t mean that you are in high health risk. You will have a lower overall health risk if you:
- Get regular physical activity
- Have blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels that are within normal limits.
For Children And Teens who are aged 2 through 19-year old, there is a different BMI calculator.
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