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The calculation of the body mass index is based on a height of 179 cm and a weight of 78 kilogrammes. New calculation?
BMI = 24
Your body mass index (BMI) is calculated as exactly 24.3 kilogrammes per square metre.
Your weight is at a level that, in our view, should be good for your health. By classification of the WHO, you are "normalweight".
With a good balance of body fat and muscle mass, your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar values are likely to remain at moderate levels. You would then seem to be well-protected against a heart attack, stroke or diabetes. This might be less so if your body fat is higher with a lower muscle mass, if you consume tobacco, other drugs or too much alcohol, lack physical activity or sleep, eat unhealthy food, or suffer from stress and other unhealthy life factors.
SBMI = 37/70
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 37/70 or "37 points out of 70".
A stable weight at this level is fine, especially if you keep fit.
Your SBMI will decrease by about one point within ten years if you manage to keep your 78 kilogrammes stable. 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 79 kilogrammes
You are already in your optimal weight range. Gaining weight would add no benefit to your health.
Never diet again. 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 earlier diet
Would you like to specify the diet type? A good diet supplies the body with a well-balanced, mainly plant-based mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins and with enough, but not too much energy.
Do physical exercise at least for half an hour daily at moderate to vigorous intensity.
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 36 years of age with a body mass index of 24, 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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