BMI Formula and Table Chart
WHAT IS BMI (BODY MASS INDEX)?
BMI Body Mass Index is a formula to calculate which is the ideal weight based on height. BMI formula can indicate if you are overweight, obese, or underweight. A normal BMI is in the range of 18.5–24.9.
How to Calculate BMI and Know the Ideal Body Weight
Ideal body weight range can be determined with BMI (body mass index), which takes into account your height. You can use the BMI calculator below as well as a BMI calculator tape measure to quickly and easily calculate BMI and assess obesity risk.
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What is The BMI Formula and How is Calculated?
Metric Units: BMI = Weight (kg) / (Height (m) x Height (m))
English Units: BMI = Weight (lb) / (Height (in) x Height (in)) x 703
BMI VS. BODY FAT PERCENTAGE
Both BMI and body fat percentage give valuable health information. BMI is an equation that gives you a numerical rating of your health based on height and weight. As your BMI goes up, so does your risk of developing weight-related diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Research is improving, though, about how body fat percentage relates to disease. In September 2000, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study showing that body-fat percentage may be a better measure of your risk of weight-related diseases than BMI.
You can know more about the difference BMI vs Body Fat here: Difference Between BMI and Body Fat Percentage
What is a Healthy BMI?
- Underweight = Below 18.5
- Normal - Healthy =18.5–24.9
- Overweight = 25.0–29.9
- Obesity = 30.0 and Above
Limitations of BMI
- BMI may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build
- BMI may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle