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The calculation of the body mass index is based on a height of 154 cm and a weight of 52 kilograms. New calculation?
BMI = 22
Your body mass index (BMI) is calculated as exactly 22.1 kilograms per square meter.
Your weight is at a level that, in our view, should be good for your health. By classification of the WHO, you are "normalweight".
The label "ideal" has often been applied to this. Whether it is ideal for your health, or not, depends on many factors. Fit people may be slim, but smokers or persons who have lost weight due to poor health, may also be slim.
SBMI = 33/70
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 33/70 or "33 points out of 70".
Your weight level is best if it remains stable.
Your health-related weight stability is maintained even with a gain of about 1 kilogram during the next ten years. This is due to the fact that the optimal, i.e. the "healthiest" BMI range increases with age, thus reaching higher BMI values.
This is no issue for you, luckily. But you may want to consider some suggestions that are well-advised, not only for weight reasons.
Your target weight of 47 kilograms
You are already in your optimal weight range. Losing weight would add no benefit to your health.
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.
Your reduction diet
If you are currently dieting: When on this diet, it is important to reduce meals to the optimum extent, but not beyond. Too great a reduction could induce the body to consume less energy and store more of it in fat deposits. This may result in a yo-yo effect. If you want to stop dieting, do it step by step.
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 women at 55 years of age with a body mass index of 22, as a statistical group. They are non-personal. They should never replace medical advice. Read more...
About this calculator
What you should know about the BMI
How the body mass index is calculated and why the old formula is still in use.
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