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Understanding Your Body Composition

Whether you exercise to stay healthy, or to enhance certain skills, the choice you made to start is already an achievement! Use these health and fitness tools and calculators to determine your BMI, body shape and size, heart rate, suitable intensity level, to help you reach your workout goals.

What is BMI?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is an estimation of risk factors associated with health problems e.g. Hypertension, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases. It can be measured by taking into account a person’s height and weight measurement.

Please enter your weight and height.

Weight in kg kg
Height in cm cm
Your BMI is  

BMI
(Body Mass Index)

=

Weight (kg)

Height (m)²

Other BMI Risk

High Risk! (27.5 & above) — Severe Obesity!

High risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, various health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, oseteoarthritis, as well as poor mental well-being.

Health Suggestions: Start slow & steady to make gradual adjustments to initiate physical activity e.g. brisk walking & cultivate a nutritious diet containing less oil, salt & sugar!

Moderate Risk! (23 – 27.4) – Obesity!

Moderate risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, various health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, osteoarthritis, as well as poor mental well-being.

Health Suggestions: Make gradual adjustments to incorporate physical activity & exercise e.g. jogging & cultivate a nutritious diet containing less oil, salt & sugar!

Low Risk! (18.5 – 22.9) — Acceptable Weight!

Low Risk of developing cardiovascular diseases & various health conditions.

Health Suggestions: Maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly, include both aerobic & resistance training. Continue with choose appropriate food choices containing less oil, salt & sugar!

(18.4 & below) – Underweight!

Risk of nutritional deficiency diseases and Osteoporosis.

Health Suggestions: Encourage healthy weight gain by adapting to a nutritious diet and include a selection of healthy carbohydrates, protein and unsaturated fats. Initiate strength training to strengthen the bones and add on with light aerobic training.

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  • Address: 81 Kim Keat Road Singapore 328836
  • Phone: 1800-KIDNEYS (5436397)
  • Email: contact_us@nkfs.org
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