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Once you have calculated your Body Mass Index, you can check our BMI table to see where you stand with your weight. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the values between 18.5 and 24.99 are in the normal range.
|Moderate underweight||16,0 - 17,0||Underweight|
|Light underweight||17,0 - 18,5||Underweight|
|Normal weight||18,5 - 24,9||Normal weight|
|Preadipositas||25,0 - 29,9||Obesity|
|Obesity grade I||30,0 - 34,9||Obesity|
|Obesity grade II||35,0 - 39,9||Obesity|
|Obesity grade III||≥ 40||Obesity|
Based on your BMI value, you can now also calculate your basal metabolic rate and performance metabolic rate.
The basal metabolic rate describes the energy your body consumes when completely at rest - even if you are lying on the couch all day.
The extra energy you need for physical activity is called power consumption.
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BMI is still a frequently used measure to assess body weight. It is fixed and allows a quick assessment of the body weight. However, you may have noticed that some factors did not take into account in the calculation: The stature, the sex and the ratio of fat and muscle mass do not play a role in the BMI.
What exactly does this mean? Especially if you do a lot of sports and are in the process of building muscles, the result can falsify. That is because you are gaining weight due to muscle building, but not fat mass. Because muscles are more substantial than fat. In this case, the BMI is automatically higher. That makes it all the more critical that you take these factors into account when interpreting your BMI.
If you want to know how to classify your weight, BMI is a practical guide. However, you should not overestimate the result and should always discuss it with a doctor you trust. The biggest problem with BMI is that it does not differentiate between muscle and fat mass.