What Is Body Mass Index?
BMI is a calculation of your body weight based on your height and weight. It is a tool that medical professionals use to estimate a healthy body weight based on your height and weight. It is the most widely used diagnostic indicator to identify a person’s optimal weight. However it has many limitation. It does not calculate your percentage of body fat.
Your BMI “number” will inform your health care provider if you are underweight, or normal weight, overweight, or obese.