What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?
Body Mass Index (BMI) represents an index of body weight in relation to height.
While BMI is not a measure of body fat, it is recommended as a more accurate way to determine body fat rather than just relying on measuring weight alone.
In general, women with BMI in Normal range have the lowest health risks. Higher BMI does not always mean a person has too much fat.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator
BMI does have a connection with body fat level, it is not the perfect tool for evaluating all health risks associated with obesity.
For example, athletes may have BMI which is higher than Normal because they have more muscle and this means they weigh more than average people.
Still, despite their high BMI, they are fit and in good health.
At the same time, body mass index which is lower than Normal is usually associated with either extreme natural leanness or in a worse case with malnutrition or even starvation.
Please feel free to use the calculator below to accurately see how your BMI measures in relation to your health:
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Body mass index calculator uses following weight categories for your BMI score:
Underweight = less than 18.5 Normal weight = 18.5 - 24.9 Overweight = 25.0 - 29.9 Obese = 30.0 or greater