BMI stands for Body Mass Index.It is a measure which compares a person's height and weight that applies to both men and women.It does not actually measure the percentage of body fat.It is only used to estimate a healthy body weight based on a person's height.
Enter your height weight using standard or metric measures.
Select "Calculate BMI" and your BMI will appear.
The BMI statistical categories below are based on BMI scores and apply to adults age 20 years and above.The World Health Organisation (WHO) regards a healthy adult BMI to be between 18.5 to 25.The following are the BMI categorizations:
|Less than 15||Very severely underweight|
|Between 15 and 16||Severely underweight|
|Between 16 and 18.5||Underweight|
|Between 18.5 and 25||Normal(healthy weight)|
|Between 25 and 30||Overweight|
|Between 30 and 35||Moderately obese|
|Between 35 and 40||Severely obese|
|Over 40||Very severely obese|
Note that the results given by the interactive BMI formula should be used only as a guide and should not replace medical advice.
BMI measurements provide the results that are too general and do not consider the gender,build,age or ethnicity of a person.For example, professional athletes are often considered overweight or obese when using BMI measurements due to their muscle content ,which weighs more than fat.
Similarly as people age their bone density decreases.So although they may seem to have a weight within the normal BMI range, their measurements actually needs to be scaled down to reflect this.