Calculate Your Body Mass Index
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. This calculator computes the body mass index and rates it appropriately for men, women, children, juveniles and seniors.
Enter your weight and height using standard or metric measures
Select "Calculate my BMI" and your BMI will be calculated and shown.
Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
Overweight = 25–29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
Your BMI Result:
Your BMI is:
Understanding Your BMI (Body Mass Index)
BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a widely used calculation to evaluate if an individual falls within a healthy weight range. While it doesn't directly measure body fat, it provides a practical estimate for identifying potential weight issues, particularly for adults. This is crucial, as direct body fat measurements can be costly and impractical for many.
How BMI Works
BMI is derived from your height and weight, offering a numerical indicator of your body's proportionality. By comparing these vital statistics, it provides a useful insight into whether your weight is within a healthy range or if adjustments may be beneficial.
Using the BMI Calculator
To get your estimated BMI, simply input your height and weight into the calculator provided. Once you've done that, hit the "Calculate My BMI" button.
What Your BMI Means
- Below 18.5: Underweight
- 18.5 - 24.9: Normal Weight
- 25 - 29.9: Overweight
- Above 30: Obese
Why BMI Matters
Maintaining a healthy BMI is essential for overall well-being. If your BMI is above 25, it's worth considering adopting healthier lifestyle habits, which may include a balanced diet and regular exercise.
These small changes can make a significant difference in your overall health and well-being.
Remember, BMI is just one tool among many in gauging your health. Consultation with a healthcare professional can provide a more comprehensive assessment tailored to your individual needs.