Body Mass Index

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure which compares a person’s weight and height. Though it does not actually measure the percentage of body fat, it is used to estimate a healthy body weight based on a person’s height. Due to its ease of measurement and calculation, it is the most widely used diagnostic tool to identify weight problems.

Please enter your weight in kilograms as a whole number and your height in centimeters as a whole number to asses your BMI value.

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If you are over weight and obese

Control your diet
  • Limit intake of carbohydrates and fat rich diet
  • Add more fibre rich food such as vegetables and fruits into daily diet
  • Take three main meals and avoid snacks in between
  • Healthy cooking practices- preferably grilled or boiled preparations (reduce fat/ oil in cooking)

Physical Activities
  • Do regular exercise: at least 30 minutes, most days of the week (brisk walking, jogging, swimming, aerobic exercise, games etc)

Behavioural Changes
  • Use steps instead of a lift or elevator
  • Walk or cycling for short distance travel
  • Hand wash your clothes as much as possible
  • Try to reduce your body weight around 1/2kg with a week

If you are under weight

Improve on your dietary habits
  • Eat more energy rich food
  • Consume at least 2 varieties of dairy preparations a day (full cream milk, curd, yoghurt etc)
  • Try to get snacks in between 3 main meals
  • Prepare meals to enhance your apatite

Moderate Exercise
  • Try to increase body weight around ½ kg within a week

Stress reducing activities
  • Evening walks
  • Family games