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BMI Calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. To calculate your BMI, follow these steps:

  1. Measure your weight in kilograms (kg).
  2. Measure your height in meters (m).
  3. Calculate your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared. This is your BMI.

For example, if you weigh 70 kg and are 1.75 m tall, your BMI would be 70 / (1.75 x 1.75) = 22.9.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines the following categories for BMI:

  • Underweight: less than 18.5
  • Normal weight: 18.5 to 24.9
  • Overweight: 25 to 29.9
  • Obesity: 30 or higher

Please note that BMI is not a diagnostic tool and is not appropriate for all individuals. It is not suitable for athletes or people who have a lot of muscle mass, as it does not take into account differences in muscle mass, bone density, and distribution of fat. It is also not appropriate for children and adolescents, as their bodies are still developing and their BMI may change significantly over time. If you have any concerns about your weight or health, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional.

Enter your height (in inches) and weight (in pounds) for your BMI