Using a BMI Calculator, or Body Mass Index Calculator, is a way to determine you Body Mass Index value. The most common use of the BMI is to evaluate how much an individual’s body weight fluctuates from what is considered normal for a person of his or her height.
The U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 2007 determined that 63% of Americans are overweight or obese, with 26% categorized as obese.
It is important to note that Body Mass Index values should be viewed as a large statistical analysis of body weight to height and not the only means to effectively determine your personal health. Factors such as body type, shape, and ethnicity will effect the BMI value and your ideal health goals.
How to Calculate BMI
The forumla is quite simple for Calculating your BMI.
Pounds and inches Formula:
weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703
Calculate BMI by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703.
Kilograms and meters (or centimeters) Formula:
weight (kg) / [height (m)]2
Calcualte BMI by dividing weight in kilograms (kg) by height in meters (m) squared.
You can also use the below BMI Calculator to determine your Index Value.
Use the below BMI Calculator to determine your Body Mass Index.
Your Body Mass Index is:
Here is how to rate your BMI score:
Underweight Below 18.5
Obesity 30.0 and Above
If you prefer a visual representation of your height and weight, we recommend our Height Weight Chart: Height Weight Chart
You may also be interested in our Metabolism Calculator when leaning How Many Calories to Lose Weight.
1. Body Mass Index – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index
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