To live a healthy and active existence, the human body must have a normal weight. It should not be too heavy or too light. BMI, or body mass index, is a scientific term used to evaluate a person’s weight in relation to their height. Thus, determining whether the individual is overweight, underweight, or normal. BMI also indicates total body fat percentage. According to the National Institutes of Health, a person is underweight if their BMI is less than 18.5. A healthy weight human has a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9. But if a person’s BMI is greater than 30, they are considered obese.
Weight loss refers to the decrease in the total mass of a human organism. It can also be defined as a reduction in an individual’s BMI value. Weight loss may be a goal for obese individuals; this is physiological weight loss. In certain medical conditions, weight loss may be a pathological complication.