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BMI = 38
Your body mass index (BMI) is calculated as exactly 37.8 kilogrammes per square metre.
Your weight is at a high level; in our view, it can lead to health problems. By classification of the WHO, you are "obese".
Your high body fat mass is likely to have raised your levels of blood pressure and cholesterol and affected the way your body handles blood sugar. Thus you may be at risk for heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. It would be wise to consult your doctor.
SBMI = 56/70
This assessment is based on the newly developed Smart Body Mass Index. Its ideal range is between 30/70 and 39/70.
Your Smart Body Mass Index (SBMI) is calculated as 56/70 or "56 points out of 70".
Above all, make sure that you do not gain any more weight. Next you may want to lose weight and stabilise it at a lower level. But do this slowly but surely.
Your SBMI will decrease by about one point every five years if you manage to keep your 271 pounds stable. This is due to the fact that the optimal, i.e. the "healthiest" BMI range increases with age, thus reaching higher BMI values.
The best you can do is eat healthy food and increase your fitness. This will boost your health, whatever the case. If you reach your weight target, all the better.
With a weight loss of 24 pounds down to a target weight of 247 pounds, your health would benefit.
By the way, being fat without tobacco is better than being slim due to nicotine. The best advice for smokers is to postpone the weight loss and stop smoking first. To curb a weight gain, the following suggestions may be helpful.
Eat a variety of foods that you like, optimally including five servings of fruit and/or vegetables a day. Avoid eating too sweet, too fat and too much.
Do physical exercise at least for half an hour daily at moderate to vigorous intensity. Walking or cycling may be better for your joints than jogging.
Important to know
This feedback can only be based on the inevitably limited extent of the data that you have entered here. This data has been evaluated by comparing it with the results of the most comprehensive study published so far on the BMI and its associated health risks.
The results and comments above can only give you an estimate that applies to all men at 40 years of age with a body mass index of 38, as a statistical group. They are non-personal. They should never replace medical advice. Read more...
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