Excess weight can cause, along with other damages, several spinal column pathologies. This is why it is always advisable to keep one's weight under control.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a parameter which allows to measure someone's excess weight, by relating height and body weight.
BMI is considered one of the best excess weight and related health hazards indicators.
It is very easy to calculate one's BMI, you just need to include two values: weight and height.
How to interpret the BMI values?
If you have scored something between 25 and 29.9, then you are overweight; if the body mass value is over 30, then you have gone over the excess weight mark; if your score is below 18.5, then you are under weight.