Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculation

BMI Test – Body Mass Index

The BMI is one of the most accurate ways to determine whether or not an adult is overweight. BMI uses a person’s weight and height to gauge total body fat.

BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight (in kilograms) by his or her height (in meters, squared).

The chart below shows examples of body mass indexes. The figure at which your height corresponds with your weight is your body mass index.

What Is a Healthy BMI?

A person with a BMI of 24 or less is considered to be an ideal weight. A person with a BMI of 25-29.9 is considered to be overweight. Individuals who fall into the BMI range of 25 to 34.9, and have a waist size of over 40 inches for men and 35 inches for women, are considered to be at especially high risk for obesity-related health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

A BMI over 40 indicates that a person is morbidly obese. This can increases a person’s risk of death from any cause by 50%-150%.

Body Mass Index (BMI), Kg/M2

Weight
(pounds)

Height (feet, inches)

5’0″

5’3″

5’6″

5’9″

6’0″

6’3″

140

27

25

23

21

19

18

150

29

27

24

22

20

19

160

31

28

26

24

22

20

170

33

30

28

25

23

21

180

35

32

29

27

25

23

190

37

34

31

28

26

24

200

39

36

32

30

27

25

210

41

37

34

31

29

26

220

43

39

36

33

30

28

230

45

41

37

34

31

29

240

47

43

39

36

33

30

250

49

44

40

37

34

31

We have weighing scales in all our stores that can calculate this for you.

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