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The calculation of the body mass index is based on a height of 6 feet (183 cm) and a weight of 169 pounds (76.7 kilograms). New calculation?
BMI = 23
Your body mass index (BMI) is calculated as exactly 22.9 kilograms per square meter.
Your weight is at the level that, in our view, should be optimal for 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 = 36/70
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 36/70 or "36 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 169 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.
This is no issue for you, luckily. But you may want to consider some suggestions that are well-advised, not only for weight reasons.
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.
You have never been on a specific diet
Well done. The best diet is "no diet", as long as the body is getting a well-balanced, mainly plant-based mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins and 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 20 years of age with a body mass index of 23, as a statistical group. They are non-personal. They should never replace medical advice. Read more...
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What you should know about the BMI
How the body mass index is calculated and why the old formula is still in use.