Your Ideal Weight Isn't What You Think It Is

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Body Mass Index (BMI) is widely used to determine an individual's ideal body weight. Similar to the height and weight chart, it is essentially the relationship between a person's weight and height. The formula used to calculate it is: BMI= (Weight in Kilograms) / (Height in meters squared).

This measurement, also known as the Quetelet Index, was developed around 1830 to 1850 and is attributed to a Belgian named Adolphe Quetelet.

According to most experts, a BMI of 20 to 25 is considered healthy. BMI of less than 20 suggests an individual is underweight while 25 to 29 indicates an overweight person. 30 and above is a sign of obesity.