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Body Mass Index (BMI) is measure of degree of obesity based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. BMI does not differentiate between body fat and muscle mass. Therefore, body builders and people who have a lot of muscle bulk will have a high BMI but are not overweight or obese.

BMI is usually a good indicator of body fat for most people. Although it doesn’t directly measure body fat, it closely correlates to direct measures of body fat, such as underwater weighing. BMI is also an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method that can help determine if a person’s current weight could potentially lead to health problems.

BMI Calculator

If you want to compare your weight status to others, BMI is a great method of analysis.

BMI Calculator
Weight:
lbs.
Height:
Ft.   In.

Body Mass Index: 

If you want to compare your weight status to others, BMI is a great method of analysis.

BMI Term Class of Obesity
<19 Underweight
19-25 Ideal BMI
25-30 Overweight
>30 Obese I
>35 Severely Obese II
>40 Morbidly Obese III
>50 Super Obese IV