How to Find Body Mass Index (BMI)

What is the definition of body mass index?


Body mass index is not as straightforward as looking at a height-weight chart to figure out how much you should weigh. It also entails being aware of the amount of bone, muscle, and fat you have in your body. The most essential measurement is the amount of fat present.

The body mass index (BMI) is a useful tool for determining how much fat you have (BMI). It is not a perfect gauge of success. However, it provides a somewhat accurate estimate of how percent of your body is composed of fat. Your physical appearance may differ depending on your age or ethnicity. The most accurate way to determine your BMI is to have a physical examination performed by your healthcare professional. Your healthcare practitioner can also chat with you about your potential for developing health concerns. They can provide you with food and exercise recommendations to help you achieve a healthy BMI.

Determine your body mass index (BMI) using the English formula.

The body mass index (BMI) can be computed using pounds and inches:

BMI = (weight in pounds x 703) / (height in meters squared) (height in inches x height in inches)

Determine your body mass index (BMI) using the metric formula.

The body mass index (BMI) can be computed using kilograms and meters:

BMI is calculated as follows: weight in kilograms / height in meters squared (height in meters x height in meters)

What does my body mass index (BMI) mean?

BMI Chart

Here’s what your particular number means:

A BMI of less than 18.5 indicates underweight.

A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 indicates a healthy weight.

Overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25 to 29.9 pounds per square meter.

Obesity is defined as having a BMI more than 30.

Also you can find our bmi calculator post on medium here.

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