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(BMI)

 

BMI is used to judge whether the client is under/normal/overweight. It is a unit of measure in which body weight is related to height. However, this method does not necessarily identify a healthy individual; neither does it identify the cause of the weight. Many athletes and body builders will find themselves in the overweight or obese categories due to high levels of muscle mass. It is however a standard measurement used by the NHS

GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNTS (GDAS)

Obesity Class BMI (KG/MxM)
Underweight
<18.5
Normal
18.5 – 24.9
Overweight
25 – 29.9
Obesity – medical referral I
30 – 34.9
Obesity – severe obesity II
35 – 39.9
Obesity - morbid III
>40

Metric Formula:

 Weight (Kilograms) / Height2 (meters)

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