Know your BMI
How to Interpret Results
|Less than 18.5||Underweight|
|30.0 and higher||Obesity|
|BMI = weight in kilos ÷ (height in meters x height in meters)|
Supervise your BMI to help control health risks. Excess weight and health risks, including diabetes, go hand in hand. Find out your body mass index (BMI), or the state of your weight, this calculator works fast and is easy to use. Remember, if your determination BMI is higher than normal; lose weight, even a few pounds, that is, from 5% to 10% of your total body weight to get health benefits. * In addition, if you have variations in weight, it is advisable to recalculate BMI.1
Disclaimer: This BMI calculator is used as a general reference and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment provided by a trained PROFESSIONAL. You should always consult your doctor for any questions you have about health care, particularly before starting to test any new medication, diet, exercise plan or approach to any health care issue. Use this calculator for adults 20 years or older.
- Available from: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/risk.htm. Accessed on Sep 23 2016.
- Available from: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. Accessed on Sep 23 2016.