Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

BMI Calculator

BMI Calculator





Your BMI:

Curious about your weight-to-height ratio? BMI (Body Mass Index) is like a quick check-in! It uses your height and weight to give a general idea if you’re in a healthy range. Think of it as a compass pointing you in the right direction, but remember, muscle can weigh more than fat! It’s a good starting point, but for a personalized health picture, consult a doctor – they’re the real superheroes of health!

Disclaimer: BMI is a great tool, but it’s not perfect! Like a superhero with a cool suit, it might not see everything. Muscle packs a punch, and BMI can mistake it for extra weight. Plus, everyone’s built differently! For the full health story, chat with a doctor – they can give you the inside scoop on what BMI might be missing. 

BMI Categories

Here’s a table outlining the standard BMI categories:

CategoryBMI (kg/m²)Description
UnderweightLess than 18.5May indicate malnutrition or underlying health conditions.
Normal Weight18.5 – 24.9Generally considered a healthy weight range.
Overweight25.0 – 29.9Increased risk for health problems compared to normal weight.
Obese30.0 or greaterSignificantly increased risk for various health problems.
Class I Obesity30.0 – 34.9Increased risk for health problems.
Class II Obesity35.0 – 39.9Very high risk for health problems.
Class III Obesity (Severe Obesity)40.0 or greaterExtremely high risk for health problems.

Remember: BMI is a general indicator and doesn’t consider factors like muscle mass, body composition, or ethnicity. It’s a good starting point, but a doctor can provide a more personalized assessment of your health.

Reference: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/heart-healthy-living/healthy-weight