Performing the BMI calculation
To know your body mass index, you need to calculate your BMI. This is very simple: height(*2)/weight in kilos. Click here to do the calculation.
The ideal BMI is between 18.5 and 25, which is a normal corpulence. If it is important to perform this BMI calculation for a woman of 50 years old. Indeed, women’s bodies change at this crucial period. The menopause appears the body does not function in the same way anymore. As a result, weight gain can sometimes be observed, as well as weight loss, depending on the woman. Just like the distribution of fat, which can also change.
If all women do not gain weight at menopause, the body inevitably changes. A small belly can happen because the menopause leads to a more android distribution of fat. Women’s body distribution is gynoid. They gain weight in the lower part of the body but menopausal women tend to gain belly size as a result of the change in fat distribution in the body.
Risks of too little or too much IMC in women aged 50 years old
Having a healthy and normal body mass index allows you to avoid as much as possible diseases related to too much mass. The risks of stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident), cardiovascular disease, or the onset of diabetes can occur if you have a too high BMI: over 25.
The opposite is also very bad for your health. A low BMI can also shorten life expectancy by developing diseases such as cancer (1).
You develop a higher risk of getting sick or suffering from illnesses that are dangerous to your health if your BMI is not within the norm. Whether it is too low or too high, it can, therefore, endanger your health. In both cases, it is also possible to generate sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is becoming an increasingly common medical problem. These dangers have been proven by several scientific studies (2).
How can you have a normal corpulence at the age of 50?
Since the BMI calculation is only an indicator, the first thing to do is to make an appointment with a doctor. The doctor will be able to direct you towards the right things to do, particularly in terms of diet, whatever your goal is: gaining or losing weight.
A rebalancing of your diet is necessary, as is the practice of physical activity, which will allow your body and your entire organism to be in better health.
A large part of your health is on your plate. A healthy and as natural as possible diet will help you to return to a stable and correct BMI, which will not threaten your health.
At an age when the body changes almost as significantly as in pre-adolescence, it is essential to take care of yourself and ensure that your health is optimal. The BMI and fat mass tests can, therefore, give you an idea of the changes you need to make in your lifestyle. The BMI doesn’t tell the whole story, and you can have a BMI that is too low or too high without putting your health at risk. That’s why a doctor’s appointment is very important.