Body Procedures

Getting Your BMI Correct: What It Is & How To Do It

Nutritionist calculating body mass index of fat woman for obesity treatment Body mass index (BMI) measures body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. 

BMI is an estimation of body fat and is a good indication of disease risk associated with excess fat. You are more likely to develop certain diseases if your BMI is high, such as: 

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gallstones
  • Breathing problems
  • Certain cancers 

The BMI does not directly measure body fat but is a reliable indicator of body fatness. BMI can screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems, but it is not diagnostic of an individual’s body fatness or health. Here’s what you need to know.

How Does Knowing Your BMI Benefit You?

There are many benefits to knowing your BMI. BMI can help you to:

  • Determine if you are a healthy weight 
  • Find out if you are at risk for any weight-related health problems 
  • Set realistic weight-loss goals 
  • Monitor your weight-loss progress 
  • Determine if you need to lose weight 
  • Prevent weight-related health problems

If you have concerns about your weight or BMI, talk to your doctor. They can provide you with more information and help you to set realistic weight-loss goals.

How to Calculate Your BMI

You can find BMI calculators online. Calculating BMI using imperial values is as simple as following these steps:

  1. Take your weight in pounds and multiply it by 703.
  2. Calculate your height in inches and multiply it by itself
  3. Divide step 1’s figure by step 3’s figure.

This number is your BMI. Using the weight status section below, compare this BMI value to yours. 

What Do Your BMI Results Mean?

After calculating your BMI, you can use the BMI categories below to interpret your results: 

Underweight: If your BMI is less than 18.5, you are considered underweight. You may be at risk for certain health problems as a result. 

Healthy weight: You have a healthy BMI if your BMI is between 18.5 to 24.9. As a result, you are less likely to encounter any weight-related health issues. 

Overweight: A BMI of 25 to 29.9 indicates you are overweight. You are, therefore, at risk for certain health problems. 

Obese: If your BMI is 30 or above, you qualify as obese. Consequently, this means that you are at risk for certain health problems.

If you want to know more about body surgery and how it can help you achieve a new, beautiful you, please call Dr. Ryan Frank in Calgary at 403-245-1228.

Is Body Surgery the Right Option for You?

Fit man jogging on the beach. If you’re looking for a way to improve your appearance, there are many options available to you. At Dr. Ryan Frank’s Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, we offer a variety of surgical procedures that can help you achieve your goals.

Body surgery is especially popular among men and women who are interested in improving the physical appearance of their bodies.

Here’s what you need to know about body surgery, including some common procedures:

Is Body Surgery Right For You?

Body surgery is a broad term that encompasses many different types of procedures, from breast reduction to tummy tucks and liposuction. It can also include “cosmetic” procedures like Botox injections and chemical peels, which are not technically considered surgeries but still have a significant impact on your physical appearance.

If you are healthy and physically fit, you’re more likely to recover quickly and fully from any procedure you undergo. This means that your recovery time will be shorter and less painful than for someone who has health issues or problems with their immune system or blood pressure levels.

Body Surgery: The Options

There are many different types of body surgeries available today, each with its own benefits and risks. If you are considering one of these procedures, it’s important that you know all about your options before making a decision. Dr. Frank will work with you to determine which procedure is best suited to your needs and expectations so that you can achieve the results you’ve always dreamed of!


Liposuction is a popular technique used for removing excess fat from areas where it’s unwanted. Liposuction can be used on areas such as the thighs, abdomen, hips, buttocks, arms and chin.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck removes excess skin from around your belly button as well as abdominal muscles tightened up so that they will not stretch out again after surgery has finished healing up properly.

For some cosmetic surgery candidates, the body surgery process can be long and arduous. But with the help of a qualified body surgeon, you can get through this process with ease. Call Dr. Ryan Frank today at 403-245-1228 for more information about body surgery and how it can be your best choice for a new, beautiful you.


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