Everything to know about 17 BMI
Join us as we demystify 17 BMI. We'll cover what a Body Mass Index of 17 means for you and if it's good or bad.
What is BMI?
BMI, or body mass index, is a general indicator used to estimate obesity, or being underweight. While it isn't as accurate as other body measuring methods such as body fat percentage, it provides a good guideline for the average person.
Is 17 BMI good or bad? Is my health at risk?
A body mass index of 17 is generally considered underweight. You may want to check with a health professional, as BMI is not the perfect indicator. It doesn't really hold up for people who are super athletic, or on the shorter or taller end of the scale.
So 17 BMI is underweight?
It's classified so. This diagram below indicates the currently accepted idea around BMI, but again, it's not perfect so take this with a grain of salt. Body fat percentage is a much better indicate of overall health.
Less than 18.5 BMI Underweight
18.5 to 24.9 BMI Normal Weight
25 to 29.9 BMI Overweight
Over 30 BMI Obese