How to calculate BMI


Your BMI is your Body Mass Index. This is a number that indicates the ratio between your height and weight. In essence, it indicates whether your weight is healthy in proportion to your height. Your BMI is an indication there may be different reasons why your index is not correct. This BMI calculation is for adult people who are not older than 70 years. In addition there is a difference in reading of the index in terms of age and gender. But How to calculate BMI.

You can even easily calculate your BMI by two numbers: your height (in meters) and weight (in kilograms).

  1. Measure yourself in centimeters.
  2. Weigh yourself in kilograms. Preferably up to 2 decimal places.
  3. To square your height in meters.
  4. Divide your weight in kilograms by the convenience of point 3.
  5. This is your BMI. Read this from the BMI table.

Formula for BMI

Your weight in Kilos

Your height in meters X  Your height in meters

Example for BMI:

Imagine you are 1.85 tall and you weigh 80 kilos.

You calculate your BMI by:

80.0: (1.85 x 1.85)

In other words

80.0: 3.4225 = 23.375

BMI is 23.375

The BMI chart

BMI Explained
Under 18.5 Underweight
18.5 to 24.9 Normal weight
25 to 26.9 Slightly overweight
27 to 29,9 Overweight
30 to 40 Severely overweight or Obese
Higher than 40 Very overweight also Morbidly Obese


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