Why is this important?
BMI (Body Mass Index) is a number calculated by using a person’s weight and height. This number is used as an indicator of how likely you are to have a weight problem. This is important because it can help you determine how likely you are to have or develop weight related diseases. The scale is something like this:
- 0 – 18.4 = Underweight
- 18.5 – 24.9 = Normal
- 25 – 29.9 = Overweight
- 30+ = Obese
How do I use this?
Enter your weight and height in the form below. Click on the button to calculate your BMI. Your BMI will appear in Bold lettering below the button.
|Your BMI: !!! Your BMI Will Appear here !!!|
Want to know more?
If you want to know more on how to interpret your score or about BMI in general, take a look at the BMI section of the CDC website. Of course, if you are not sure or have concerns, you should ALWAYS consult your doctor on health related issues.
While this is a good tool for a lot of people, I personally don’t place too much importance on this as we are only considering your height and weight and not your body type. If you are what people often refer to as ‘stocky’, ‘big boned’, or ‘fluffy’, (aka an endo-morph) then the formula is stacked against you. You could be 5 foot 6, have 8% body fat and be a muscular 190 lbs, and this formula would say you are obese.
Having said that, it’s still a good reference point since it’s pretty much a standard and accepted tool.