BMI Calculator

What is the BMI Calculator?

You body mass index is a number that is supposed to give you an idea of your physical attributes from a weight perspective. The higher the number, the worse off you are. This BMI calculator can be beneficial for those who are just starting with getting into shape. It's quite a simple process as it compares your height to what experts believe you should weigh.

One of the reasons why I don't like the BMI calculator as a measure of fitness is because it can be faulty. For example, muscle weighs more than fat. If you were to bulk up or increase the density of your muscles, the results could give you a false-positive about being overweight. However, it can be a good way to gauge yourself if you are a beginner to working out and weight training. Just don't put all of your faith in the results as you begin to develop muscle mass.

So far, this is the best BMI calculator I've found. However, I'm always looking for bigger and better. Over time, it is likely that any system I install on the site will change to the next best thing. However, I won't remove any tool or calculator until I find a better one - unless it's broken. Enjoy the tools, and I hope they help you on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

How to use this BMI Calculator

1. In the first text field, put your weight in pounds.
2. In the second field, enter in your height in inches. For example, six feet tall would be 72 inches.
3. Click the calculate button.
4. When the system gives you a number, compare it to the chart to determine if you're at a healthy weight.

BMI Calculator

BMI Range Category
Less than 16 Severely underweight
From 16 to 18.5: Underweight
From 18.5 to 25 Normal (healthy weight)
From 25 to 30 Overweight
From 30 to 35 Obese Class I (Moderately obese)
From 35 to 40: Obese Class II (Severely obese)
Over 40 Obese Class III (Very severely obese)
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