BMI, The Body Mass IndexIf you want or have to lose weight, the first thing to do is weigh yourself. Are you too heavy? By how much? Today, the Body Mass Index is used to determine this. The controversy with this statistic is import for every diet. Everyone wants to measure their success later.
In German, body mass index translates to Körpermasseindex. In other words, an index of body mass. More specifically, an index of body mass compared to body size.
The BMI was developed by Adolphe Quetelet in the 1900's. It is independent on gender and Age. It is the same Formula for men, women and children. The BMI calculator is suitable for women just as it is for men and children. For Kids the result is however varied. While you normally use the BMI Table from WHO as an adult, there are percentile curves.