The first step towards learning whether or not obesity exists is to findout
your BMI. For this, you will need a tape measure and to know how much you weigh.
Introduce your data in our BMI calculator. It is important that your data be
accurate; you will know your BMI immediately.
BODY MASS INDEX CALCULATOR
Your BMI should be between 21 and 24 units.
For children and adolescents kindly refer to the table indexes which appear in the
The BMI index DOES NOT tell you everything; in the past years it has been discovered that in obesity the distribution
of the body fat is associated with cardiovascular, hypertension and diabetes risks.
Use our illnesses predisposition calculator, it will show if someone has a predisposition to present cardiovascular, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Measure the circumference of your abdomen
(before breakfast) at the height of the bellybutton, in inches.
Enter the above data as indicated:
ILLNESSES PREDISPOSITION CALCULATOR
Aside from this index, there is another important parameter for evaluating obesity; the most important is your body fat percentage.
In the adult male a greater percentage than 18% is considered obesity and in the female adult a percentage over than 25% is considered obesity.
Unfortunately, it is not easy to determine the percentage of body fat and every day more exact and specific methods exists for such evaluation, for example the bioelectric impedance, the underwater weight and the measuring of the fat layer with a NIR light beam.
Obesity alone is a great health problem and the complications that arise from same are very serious, greatly deteriorating the quality of life which could end in death.
Please read our page on effects or go to the next page of calculators.