What is BMI?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple and widely used method for estimating body fat based on a person’s weight and height. It is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by the square of their height in meters. While BMI does not directly measure body fat, it has been found to be a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people.
It’s important to note that BMI is not a perfect measure, as it doesn’t account for factors like muscle mass, bone density, or distribution of fat. Nevertheless, it can serve as a useful starting point for understanding your overall health.
Using Our BMI Calculator
To use our free BMI calculator, simply enter your weight in kilograms and your height in centimeters. Click the “Calculate” button to see your BMI result. The calculator will display your BMI value, which can help you understand whether you are underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese according to the CDC’s BMI classifications.
Other Health Calculators
While the BMI calculator is a helpful tool, it is not the only metric for assessing your health. Here are some other calculators you might find useful:
- Body Fat Calculator – Estimate your body fat percentage using different methods.
- Ideal Weight Calculator – Calculate your ideal weight based on various formulas.
- Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculator – Assess your body fat distribution and health risks.
- Calorie Calculator – Determine your daily calorie needs based on your age, gender, height, weight, and activity level.
To help you better understand your health and make informed decisions, we’ve gathered a list of additional resources related to BMI and overall wellness:
- World Health Organization (WHO) – Body Mass Index – Learn more about BMI and its global significance from the WHO.
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – BMI Calculator – Access additional information and tools related to BMI from the National Institutes of Health.
- CDC – Adult BMI – Explore the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s resources on understanding and interpreting adult BMI.
- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – BMI Calculator – Find more resources and tools from the Harvard School of Public Health to better understand your BMI and health.