What is the new BMI scale?

What is the new BMI scale?

Varying cutoff points

Underweight < 18.50 < 18.50
Normal range 18.5–24.99 18.5–22.99 23–24.99
Overweight ≥ 25 ≥ 25
Pre-obese 25–29.99 25–27.49 27.5–29.99
Obese ≥ 30 ≥ 30

What is the best BMI for a senior woman?

between 25 and 27
In older adults it is often better to have a BMI between 25 and 27, rather than under 25. If you are older than 65, for example, a slightly higher BMI may help protect you from thinning of the bones (osteoporosis).

What is a healthy weight for a 5’5 female?

The ideal weight for 5 ft 5 female is between 123 and 130 lbs. Our calculations give you an idea of your perfect weight. You can also use the BMI calculator (Body Mass Index). Find here the BMI chart for females in the United States.

Is BMI chart outdated?

Though it has been used for decades as the go-to measurement for health based on body size, it has been widely criticized for its oversimplification of what being healthy really means. In fact, many claim BMI is outdated and inaccurate and shouldn’t be used in medical and fitness settings.

What should a 70 year old woman’s BMI?

Doctors recommend most adults keep their BMI between 18 and 24.9. Adults with a BMI over 25 are considered obese. On the other hand, older adults do better if they have a BMI between 25 and 27. Research shows that adults over 65 who are underweight experience more health issues and shorter life expectancy.

What should a 60 year old woman’s BMI?

18.5 to 24.9
Calculating BMI, or body mass index, is another way to help determine ideal body weights in women over age 60. Desirable, healthy BMIs are 18.5 to 24.9, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

What is the perfect weight for 5 5 female in KG?

Height and Weight Chart Female

Height in Feet Height in cm Average Weight Range in kg
5’4” feet 163 cm 49 – 59.9 kg
5’5” feet 165 cm 51.2 – 62.6 kg
5’6” feet 168 cm 53 – 64.8 kg
5’7” feet 170 cm 55.3 – 67.6 kg