Body mass calculator

BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.

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Description

BMI (Body Mass Index) uses a mathematical formula based on a person's height and weight. BMI equals weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (BMI = kg/m2).

BMI does not measure body fat levels - so you could be rippling with muscle - and BMI will show obese.

If a body builder measured their BMI, they would show up as obese. This is obviously not true. It is difficult to apply a "one-size-fits-all" to unique body types. Some ethnic groups also have denser and heavier bone structure which can skew the results even more.

Take your BMI reading with a grain of salt!. If you are worried about you BMI results, contact your GP for advice

The Indication for BMI Range

BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Severely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight
30+ Obese

Information taken from: Freedieting.com

NOTE: The information provided by the calculators on this website are an estimation and should not be used against medical advice

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