BMI is a measure of your weight in relation to your height. It is calculated by dividing your weight (in kilograms) by the square of your height (in meters). A child’s BMI is age- and sex-specific and refers to the weight that corresponds to a particular height rather than an adult’s BMI. Here are some benefits of having a lower BMI.

1. Lower risk of developing diabetes

People with a higher BMI are more likely to develop Type II diabetes. This is because a higher BMI comes with a greater accumulation of body fat and with this greater accumulation of body fat comes an increased risk of developing Type II diabetes. When you have Type II diabetes, your body cannot produce sufficient insulin to metabolize the glucose that comes from the food you eat. This excess glucose can build up in your blood and eventually cause serious damage to your organs and bodily functions.

2. Lower risk of developing heart problems

A high BMI can increase your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery diseases, heart attacks, and hypertension. So having a lower BMI can reduce your risk of developing these cardiovascular diseases. Having a high BMI can also increase the chances that other types of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, congestive heart failure, and peripheral artery disease will occur.

3. Lower risk of developing osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative arthritis condition caused by inflammation or wear and tear on the joints, which are cushions that surround the ends of bones in the body. This condition results in joint pain, stiffness, and swelling.

In summary, for your weight to be healthy and safe, it should be in a healthy range. If you are overweight, your weight is too high and should be reduced to a healthier level. If you are underweight, your weight is too low and you should increase your intake of calories.