67(kg)2.96(m) = 22.6kg/m2
The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple measure that determines whether you’re a healthy weight for your height.
If you are an adult with a BMI above the healthy range you are at raised risk of a number of health problems linked to being overweight, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.
BMI takes into account that people come in different shapes and sizes. That’s why a range of BMIs are considered ‘healthy’ for an adult of any given height.
However BMI is not gender specific and can misclassify certain individuals who have a lot of muscle mass.
For example, heavy-weight rowers or professional rugby players can have an “obese” BMI result, despite having very little body fat. However, this will not apply to most people.