Body Mass Index (BMI) helps to determine whether an individual is overweight. This BMI Calculator is easy-to-use & versatile - a combination of imperial and metric measurements can be input or selected.
|18.5 - 24.9||Normal|
|25 - 29.9||Overweight|
|30.0 & Above||Obese|
1. Input or select your height value in the calculator above. If you input your height select the appropriate measurement button (inches or cm's)
2. Input or select your weight value. If you input your weight select the appropriate measurement button (pounds or kilos)
3. Press Calculate. Your BMI will now be displayed.
Factors such as race and athleticism can affect weight status results.
For example, an athlete muscular in build may be classed as being overweight when they're actual weight should be categorized as 'normal'. Despite individual factors, BMI provides a general indication as to whether an individual is overweight.
Body Mass Index is calculated using the BMI formula to find the height to weight ratio of an individual. BMI is then compared to 'weight status' categories.
Calculating BMI before, during and after a weight loss/gain program can be beneficial. To find out more about Body Mass Index visit our Body Mass Index home page.