BMI is a measurement of a person's leanness or corpulence based on their height and weight, and is intended to quantify tissue mass.
Severe Thinness < 16
Moderate Thinness 16 - 17
Mild Thinness 17 - 18.5
Normal 18.5 - 25
Overweight 25 - 30
Obese Class I 30 - 35
Obese Class II 35 - 40
Obese Class III > 40
Your weight has enormous impact on how your health is. If you are underweight, your risk of reacting fast to disease will be slow. In order to heal properly, you need calories for oxygenation, digestion and fighting disease. Whether you need to fight a virus, bacteria or you need to repair damaged tissue after exercise, a trauma such as a broken bone, skin or a burn, you need certain reserves to help you get back to your normal health.
Being in your ideal weight will make your health strong and will protect you from disease.
If you are overweight, you are putting your system under stress and will make your disease recovery complicated. When there is excess weight, managing the transport of nutrients becomes erratic. If your sugar levels are high, if your cholesterol is high, blood circulation is impaired and it creates further complications. Excess sugar and fat in your system overloads your liver, heart and kidneys.
Weight management is key to improve our health!