Obesity is a chronic and life-threatening disease where a person has excessive body fat that leads to serious health complications.
The most widely used method for measuring a person’s health concerning their weight is the Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is a measurement of an individual’s body fat based on their weight and height. BMI does not distinguish between muscle mass and body fat. Therefore, people with a lot of muscle tend to have a high BMI even though they are not overweight or obese.
BMI is calculated as follows:
BMI = weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703