BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a tool that allows us to check whether our body weight is correct.
We calculate BMI using our mass expressed in kilograms and height expressed in centimeters. This indicator is used primarily to assess the risk of developing serious diseases: atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, stroke, and even cancer.
The BMI is the ratio of body weight to height. Low values mean that we weigh too little, high values - that we weigh too much respectively to the hight. The higher the BMI, the higher the risk of diseases related to excess body weight. However, it is worth remembering that incorrect BMI is only one of the factors that increase the risk of various diseases. Other parameters are also important, including lifestyle, balanced diet or the use of stimulants. A good way to check your general health is to consult a dietitian and a doctor who will perform appropriate tests for us and choose a diet tailored to our lifestyle.