BMI Calculator


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Table of Contents:

  1. What is BMI?
  2. How to calculate BMI?
  3. What is a healthy BMI range?
  4. Limitations of BMI
  5. Factors that can affect BMI
  6. How to interpret your BMI
  7. How to maintain a healthy BMI
  8. What is BMI?

BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. It is commonly used to determine whether a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese.

  1. How to calculate BMI?

To calculate your BMI, you need to know your height and weight. You can then use the following formula:

BMI = weight (kg) / height (m)^2

For example, if you weigh 65 kg and are 1.65 meters tall, your BMI would be:

BMI = 65 / (1.65^2) = 24.98

  1. What is a healthy BMI range?

A healthy BMI range is considered to be between 18.5 and 24.9. This means that a person with a BMI within this range is considered to be at a healthy weight for their height.

  1. Limitations of BMI

BMI is not a perfect measure of body fat, and it has some limitations. For example, it does not take into account differences in muscle mass, bone density, and distribution of body fat. As a result, some people with a high BMI may not have a high level of body fat, and some people with a low BMI may have a high level of body fat.

  1. Factors that can affect BMI

There are several factors that can affect a person’s BMI, including:

  • Gender: Men and women tend to have different levels of body fat, and as a result, their BMI can be different even if they have the same weight and height.
  • Age: As people age, their body composition changes, and their BMI can change as a result.
  • Genetics: Some people are predisposed to have a higher or lower BMI due to their genes.
  • Lifestyle: Factors such as diet, exercise, and stress can affect a person’s BMI.
  1. How to interpret your BMI

Once you have calculated your BMI, you can use the following table to interpret your result:

  • BMI below 18.5: Underweight
  • BMI between 18.5 and 24.9: Normal weight
  • BMI between 25 and 29.9: Overweight
  • BMI above 30: Obese
  1. How to maintain a healthy BMI

To maintain a healthy BMI, you should aim to have a balanced diet and regular exercise. You should also avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. If you have a high BMI and are at risk of developing obesity-related health problems, you should consult a healthcare provider for advice on how to manage your weight.