BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.
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
|Less than 16.5||Severely Underweight|
|16.5 - 18.5||Underweight|
|18.5 - 25||Normal|
|25 - 30||Overweight|
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