|BMI Category||BMI range|
|Normal||18.5 to 25|
|Overweight||25 to 30|
Body mass index - BMI Calculator measures body fat based on height and weight of an individual, male or female, while also taking age into the consideration. Based on the Body Mass Index of a person, we categorize that person to be underweight, normal or overweight. Its easy to use, just measure your weight & height in either metric units(centimeter and kilograms) or in US units(feet and pounds) and enter them in bmi form.
In simple terms, Body Mass Index (BMI) produces a number calculated from a person's weight and height. It provides a reliable indicator of the individual’s fitness based on BMI. BMI is often used as a screening factor in evaluating one’s fitness. For the same purpose, we have come up with the BMI calculator online.
In two most used metric systems, BMI is calculated as shown below:
Here is Body Mass Index graph:
There are four factors (major & minor) which affect the basal metabolic rate (BMR):
This is the World Health Organisation's (WHO) recommended body weight based on BMI values for adults. It is used for both men and women, age 18 or older.
|Category||BMI range - kg/m2|
|Very severely underweight||< 15|
|Severely underweight||15 - 16|
|Underweight||16 - 18.5|
|Normal||18.5 - 25|
|Overweight||25 - 30|
|Obese Class I||30 - 35|
|Obese Class II||35 - 40|
|Obese Class III||> 40|
These days, BMI has become one of the quickest ways to find if you are obese or not under a normal circumstance. The WHO regards a BMI of less than 18.5 as underweight and may indicate malnutrition, an eating disorder, or other health problems, while a BMI equal to or greater than 25 is considered overweight and above 30 is considered obese.
However, BMI varies internationally from continents to different countries. Other minor factors which we might take into account are the food habit, weather, etc.
A person having a higher BMI might be susceptible to one or some of the following diseases: