According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30% of the US population is obese. The good news is that our team at Innova Weight Loss Solutions is committed to making an impact and reducing the rate of obesity in our community.
To begin it is necessary to be clear at what point we are and what point we must reach. To start taking these measures, our team of specialists always takes each patient’s data and pre-existing conditions as a starting point, as well as their body mass index, to determine the action plan and help the patient lose weight.
What Is Body Mass Index?
The BMI or body mass index is the value used to determine if a person has a healthy weight in relation to their height. You can calculate your body mass index (BMI) and start your weight loss journey with us. The BMI is a method to evaluate patients and their level of obesity, that is, for the weight category: low weight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity.
How Is It Used?
The body mass index is used to assess whether a person’s weight is appropriate for their height, that is, whether or not they have a healthy weight and what action plan can be taken based on the data that the body mass index calculator provides. body mass can provide. There are four main categories to which a person can belong:
If the person’s BMI is particularly low or high, patients may be advised to make lifestyle changes or even receive treatment if our Innova Weight Loss Solutions medical team believes their weight is affecting their health. We have different non-surgical weight loss procedures that can help patients achieve their weight loss goals. Patients with a high BMI are at increased risk for a number of serious conditions, including coronary heart disease, hypertension, and stroke; while people who have a low body mass index may suffer from malnutrition or an eating disorder.
What Is A Healthy BMI?
A BMI of 18 or less is considered to be below the ideal weight for an adult, according to data provided by the OMS (World Health Organization) when the results of the body mass index are between 18 and 24, it is considered a normal or healthy weight.
When the body mass index ranges between 25 and 30, it is considered overweight, and it is a kind of alarm for health professionals. At this point, the patient can be put on medical nutrition therapy or medicated weight loss treatments in order to bring the patient into healthier ranges. While those patients with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. Obesity. can be classified as moderate if the BMI ranges between 30-35, severe if the BMI is 35-40, very severe between 40-45, morbid (45-50), super (BMI 50-60), and hyper obesity (BMI 60+).
Average BMI For Women And Men
We must consider that the weight in women and men is very different, body mass index also depends on the age, gender, and habits of each patient. Below is an explanatory table of how the healthy BMI body mass index of women and men should be:
|Healthy BMI for Women
|Healthy BMI for Men
Advantages And Disadvantages Of BMI
BMI remains a frequently used measure to assess body weight. It is relatively easy to calculate and allows a quick assessment of body weight and the action plan that can be taken to combat obesity in case it exists. However, the calculation does not take into account some factors such as height, gender and the ratio between fat and muscle mass do not play any role in BMI. What does this mean exactly?
The result may not be exact, especially when the patient has physical activity habits which help to increase muscle mass at that time. This is because with the increase in muscle mass you gain weight, but not fat. The reason is: muscle is heavier than fat. In this case, the BMI will automatically be higher. Which makes it even more important that you include these factors in the interpretation of your BMI.
Although BMI is considered a fairly reliable indicator to determine the degree of obesity or ideal weight of the patient, it is necessary to take into account that this indicator does not differentiate between fat and muscle. That is, there will be patients who have muscle tissue defined by exercise and will appear overweight when calculating their body mass index.
Whatever the result after using our Body Mass Index Calculator, our team of professionals will be in charge of carrying out and adjusting a plan to the needs of each patient. Getting started is very easy, you just have to make an appointment at one of our locations in Puerto Rico and in New York to start transforming your life today.