Your BMI is:
Our BMI calculator is a simple tool designed to help you estimate your Body Mass Index (BMI) based on your weight and height. BMI is a measure that indicates whether you are underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese in relation to your height.
Understanding Body Mass Index (BMI)
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a widely used measurement to assess an individual’s body weight in relation to their height. It provides a rough estimation of body fat and helps categorize individuals into different weight categories.
The BMI formula is calculated as follows:
BMI=Weight in kilogramsHeight in meters2
Or, if using pounds and inches:
BMI=Weight in pounds×703Height in inches2
Let’s say a person weighs 70 kilograms and is 1.75 meters tall. Using the formula:
BMI=701.752 BMI=703.0625 BMI≈22.86
How to Use:
- Enter Your Weight: Input your weight in kilograms (kg).
- Enter Your Height: You can input your height in centimeters (cm) or, if preferred, in feet and inches.
What BMI Indicates:
- Underweight: BMI below 18.5
- Normal Weight: BMI between 18.5 and 24.9
- Overweight: BMI between 25 and 29.9
- Obesity: BMI of 30 or greater
Why Monitor Your BMI?
Maintaining a healthy BMI is essential for overall health and well-being. It gives you an indication of whether your weight falls within a healthy range relative to your height. Understanding your BMI category can help guide you toward making informed decisions about your lifestyle, including diet and exercise.
BMI is a useful screening tool, but it does not directly measure body fat or overall health. Consult a healthcare professional for a comprehensive assessment and personalized advice regarding your health and fitness goals.
Start by calculating your BMI using our tool above and gain insights into your body composition!