The Body Mass Index (BMI), is a measure which compares a person's weight and height.It does not actually measure the percentage of body fat. It is used only to estimate a healthy body weight based on a person's height.
Use the BMI calculator below, enter your height, weight and age, then press the calculate button to get your results.
What does this result mean?
BMI is an indicator of total body fat, which is related to the risk of disease and death. The score is valid for both men and women but it does have some limits.The limits are:
- It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build.
- It may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle mass.
The BMI score means the following...
Underweight Below: 18.5
Normal: 18.5 - 24.9
Overweight: 25.0 - 29.9
Obesity: 30.0 and Above