What is the normal BMI at the age of 60?
Your overall health can be determined by calculating your BMI. Most adults should maintain a BMI between 18 and 24.9. Individuals with a BMI over 25 are considered obese. On the other hand, older adults are better off if their BMI lies between 25 and 27.
Well, it’s all up to the person. Also, research shows that a BMI does not accurately reflect a person’s muscle-to-fat ratio. When I was 60, I had my BMI measured. It was 24.2. However, contrary to what others told me, I was more fat than muscle. Even though I’m healthier in terms of ratio, my BMI remains unchanged.
Among women over 60, a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered desirable by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Likewise, For men, a body mass index of 18.5-24.9 is deemed normal, a BMI of twenty-five to twenty-nine is deemed overweight, and a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. I find it interesting that seniors with a higher BMI typically had better health than seniors with a lower BMI.