Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

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Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index – (BMI) is a handy weight to height index. It’s used by the government and health professionals around the world.


Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated by taking a person’s weight in kilograms and dividing it by the square of their height in meters. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness.


BMI is an approximate, general indicator of weight averages for the population. It does not apply, for example, to pregnant women or to athletes with relatively high, body muscle-mass.


However, for most people, it gives some feedback as to their respective weight compared to the population average.


Use this BMI Calculator (on the left)  to check your body mass index (BMI) and find out which percentile you are in.

Why 25BMI?

As you can see from the table, the “normal” BMI body-range is anywhere between 18 and 25 BMI.


So, 25BMI is at the very top of that “normal” range.


For most people, if your BMI is 26, or above, you could probably lose a few pounds of body weight – and feel the better for it.


BMI is not an exact measurement (or index) that is appropriate for all individuals. But actually, within a range of BMI, it is fairly acccurate.