#  ## Calculate Your Body Mass Index

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.

##### This BMI Calculator for men and women is easy to use and gives you information about your body mass index. Your body mass index or BMI is a measurement that uses both your weight and your height. There are different 4 weight categories – underweight, healthy, overweight and obese.

What is the Body Mass Index (BMI)?

The body mass index, occasionally called the Quetelet index, is a value taken from a person’s height and weight. It is also determined via a BMI chart table and is an attempt to quantify the level of tissue mass (comprised of bone, fat, and muscle) in a person. The result is used to determine if that individual is obese, overweight, normal weight or underweight depending on where they fall within the BMI category ranges.

How do I calculate my BMI?

Body Mass Index is a simple calculation using a person’s height and weight. The formula is BMI = kg/m2 where kg is a person’s weight in kilograms and m2 is their height in meters squared. A BMI of 25.0 or more is overweight, while the healthy range is 18.5 to 24.9.

What is the correct BMI for my age?

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH): A BMI of less than 18.5 means that a person is underweight. A BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9 is ideal

How do I calculate my BMI in pounds?

Then, calculate BMI by dividing weight in pounds (lb) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. When using a handheld calculator, ifyour calculator has a square function, divide weight (lb) by height (in) squared, multiply by 703, and round to one decimal place.