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Both adiposity and obesity are a measure of excess fat present in a human body. However, there exists a minor difference in their method of estimation.
Adiposity Index is a direct sign of an unhealthy lifestyle. Abnormal ranges of adiposity indicate the possibility of the occurrence of many diseases.
We know that Body Mass Index is calculated by dividing a person’s body weight with their height squared.
Want to know more about BMI calculation? We have a handy BMI Calculator with a self-help guide.
The following table shows the relation between BMI and Adiposity stages
|BMI||Stages of Adiposity|
|Adiposity stage I||30-34.9|
|Adiposity stage II||35-39.9|
|Adiposity stage III||40 and higher|
Note: The World Health Organization (WHO) defines BMI above 30 kg/m² as adiposity.
I am the only difference between Fit and Fat.
The adipose tissue plays the main role in deciding the adiposity index of a human body. The fatty tissue is located at various places in the body:
The main benefit of adipose tissue is it stores fat which serves two major purposes:
Now, the location where adipose tissue is storing more fat plays a major role in deciding the adiposity index of the body.
We have seen that abdominal fat poses high risks. Once we start noticing that our wait size is increasing, we can try our best with these foods that help in cutting down abdominal fat.
Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.
Once you have known the importance of BAI, you will want to measure your body’s BAI. For this enter the value of your height and the circumference of the hip in the columns shown. Click Calculate. You can spontaneously see your body’s BAI on the screen.
Need any help with calculating your height and weight? Check our Ideal Weight calculator.
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