Body Mass Index (BMI) is an established measure utilized by physicians and health experts to determine weight status (i.e. underweight, overweight or within a healthy weight range). Use this calculator to find out what your BMI can tell you about your health and well-being.
What is BMI and what does it stand for?
This is a numerical value of your weight in relation to your height. A BMI between 18.5 and 25 kg/m² indicates a normal weight. A BMI of less than 18.5 kg/m² is considered underweight. A BMI between 25 kg/m² and 29.9 kg/m² is considered overweight.
What is BMI test?
Your health care provider can also help you calculate your BMI. Doctors often use BMI as an objective indicator of whether a person is overweight, underweight, or at a healthy weight. BMI helps determine someone’s overall health risk and what treatment may be appropriate.
How do you calculate the body mass index?
BMI is your weight (in kilograms) over your height squared (in centimeters). Let’s calculate, however, using pounds and inches. For instance, the BMI of a person who is 5’3″ and weighs 125 lbs is calculated as follows: Multiply the weight in pounds by 0.45 (the metric conversion factor)