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BMI - Body Mass Index

The BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a calculation that considers both your height and weight to determine if your weight is healthy or risky. In general, the higher your weight, the higher your BMI and the greater your risk of developing health problems.

Below are the numeric BMI values for underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese:

Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
Overweight = 25-29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

BMI does not take body composition into account. A weight above this range could still be considered healthy if your percentage body fat is less than average. For more accurate determination of body fat levels, consider using a body fat caliper or a BIA scale that uses bioelectrical impedance to measure percent body fat.

Let's calculate your BMI. Put in your weight in pounds and height in feet & inches in the space below:

WEIGHT:   pounds 

HEIGHT:    feet     inches

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