BMI ranges below 18.5 – youre in the underweight range. between 18.5 and 24.9 – youre in the healthy weight range. between 25 and 29.9 – youre in the overweight range. between 30 and 39.9 – youre in the obese range.
Which BMI value is normal?
How is BMI interpreted for adults?BMIWeight StatusBelow 18.5Underweight18.5 – 24.9Healthy Weight25.0 – 29.9Overweight30.0 and AboveObesity
Is a BMI of 20 ideal?
A BMI of 20-25 is ideal; 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. If your BMI is under 18.5, youre considered underweight. If your BMI is 18.5-20, youre a bit underweight and cant afford to lose more.
Does BMI change with age?
BMI changes substantially with age. After about 1 year of age, BMI-for-age begins to decline and it continues falling during the preschool years until it reaches a minimum around 4 to 6 years of age. After 4 to 6 years of age, BMI-for-age begins a gradual increase through adolescence and most of adulthood.
What is the most optimal BMI?
A BMI of less than 18.5 means that a person is underweight. A BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9 is ideal. A BMI of between 25 and 29.9 is overweight. A BMI over 30 indicates obesity.