International Journal of Medical and Health Research


ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2016)

BMI for health and fitness

Author(s): Anita Pharswan, Pankaj Singh, Virendra Singh
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to spread awareness among the people about the present scenario of Health and fitness related challenges, especially obesity by calculating Body Mass Index. BMI is generally used as a means of correlation between groups related by general mass and can serve as a vague means of estimating adiposity. 
The duality of the BMI is that, while it is easy to use as a general calculation, it is limited as to how accurate and pertinent the data obtained from it can be. Generally, the index is suitable for recognizing trends within sedentary or overweight individuals because there is a smaller margin of error. 
The accumulation of too much fat in the body, leads to serious health risks, including death in severe cases of obesity, especially morbid obesity. Therefore, irrespective of the causes of obesity, it is essential for obese people to take suitable steps for losing as much weight as is necessary to bring it to the level of normal BMI.
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