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BMI Calculator

Obesity is a chronic health condition that should not be ignored. Owing to the various health complications that stem from being overweight, you must know where exactly you stand and make every possible attempt to steer away from excessive weight gain. Obesity is caused by an increased amount of fat cells in the body. Though it is difficult to measure your total body fats accurately, the body mass index (BMI) offers the closest estimation.

• What is body mass index?

BMI is the ratio of your weight scaled to your height. It measures your weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in meters. Typically, body mass index is a screening tool for measuring your body fats and not a diagnostic tool for measuring obesity. It provides an indicative value that can help you decide whether you need further investigation.

BMI aims at quantifying the amount of tissue mass (muscle, fat, bone) in your body to be able to categorize you as an underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese individual. It is a statistical tool widely used by most health, fitness, and medical professionals to calculate your total body fat.

• How to calculate body mass index?

The BMI calculation for both, adults and children, is the same. However, the interpretation may vary depending on your age, gender, and other physical parameters. You can calculate your BMI using kilograms and meters (or even centimeters) or pounds and inches as measuring units.

Body Mass Index Formula:

BMI = weight (kgs) / height squared (m²)

The arithmetic value you obtain from the above-mentioned BMI formula will give you an approximation of the total fats in your body and help you understand where you stand on the body mass index chart.

According to the BMI chart, for Asains, if your BMI value is equal to or greater than 25, then you will be considered overweight. However, you’ll be at greater risk of obesity-related health complications when your BMI value is 30 and above. BMI can be calculated either manually or by using a body mass index calculator.

• What is the body mass index calculator?

Body mass index is widely used to determine whether you fall within a healthy weight range in relation to your height. Being a gross estimate scale, your BMI will indicate whether you need to put on weight or lose weight or just maintain it.

The body mass index calculator is a simple tool to measure your total body fat. Just by entering basic details such as your weight and height, the BMI calculator will provide an approximate value of your total body fat and determine whether you need further investigation to circumvent health complications.

BMI Chart

BMI 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
Height Weight in Pounds
4'10' 91 96 100 105 110 115 119 124 129 134 138 143 148 153 158 162 167
4'11' 91 99 104 109 114 119 124 128 133 138 143 148 153 158 163 168 173
5' 97 102 107 112 118 123 119 128 133 138 143 148 153 158 163 168 174
5'1' 100 106 111 116 122 127 132 137 143 148 153 158 164 169 174 180 185
5'2' 104 109 115 120 126 131 136 142 147 153 158 164 169 175 180 186 191
5'3' 107 113 118 124 130 135 141 146 152 158 163 169 175 180 186 191 197
5'4' 110 116 122 128 134 140 145 151 157 163 169 174 180 186 192 197 204
5'5' 114 120 126 132 138 144 150 156 162 168 174 180 186 192 193 204 210
5'6' 118 124 130 136 142 148 156 161 167 173 179 186 192 193 204 210 216
5'7' 121 127 134 140 146 153 159 166 172 178 185 191 193 204 211 217 223
5'8' 125 131 138 144 151 158 164 171 177 184 190 197 203 210 216 223 230
5'9' 128 135 142 149 155 162 169 176 182 189 196 203 209 216 223 230 236
5'10' 132 139 146 153 160 167 174 181 188 195 202 209 216 222 229 236 243
5'11' 136 143 150 157 165 172 179 186 193 200 208 215 222 229 236 243 250
6' 140 147 151 162 169 177 184 191 199 206 213 221 228 235 242 250 258
6'1' 144 151 159 166 174 182 189 197 204 212 219 227 235 242 250 257 266
6'2' 148 155 163 171 179 186 194 202 210 218 225 233 241 249 256 261 274
6'3' 152 160 168 176 184 192 200 208 216 224 232 240 248 256 264 272 279
Healthy Weight Over Weight Obese

• What is the ideal body weight?

Everyone wants to reach the ideal body weight, isn’t it? But the truth is, your ideal body weight may be different from that of another as it is dependent upon several parameters such as your gender, height, body composition, etc.

Ideal body weight may be defined as the optimum weight that proves to be most healthy for an individual, subject to factors such as gender, build, age, etc. These factors play a crucial role in determining one’s susceptibility to health issues. For instance, if you are a highly muscular person, your BMI value will be high due to increased muscle mass and not because of excess body fat. Therefore, you will still be at lower risk of obesity-related health conditions. On the other hand, a low BMI value may not necessarily imply that you are healthy. If a major component of your weight is due to fat accumulation and not your muscles, you may be at a higher risk of health issues.