# Calculate Body Mass Index: BMI Calculator

## BMI Calculator

**What is body mass index (BMI)?**

Body Mass Index is a general screening of body fatness. It is a common measurement of the body fats to know how much balance the body is. It is generally measured through weight and height. You might have used our BMI calculator listed above. Weight may be in pounds , lbs. and kilograms and height can be in inches, meters , feet’s and centimeters. The World Health Organization (Who) has kept standards to understand the BMI. These levels are underweight, Normal weight and overweight.

**How to calculate Body Mass Index BMI**

There exist calculators to calculate Body Mass Index which is given above. To calculate your BMI manually you may use Formulas.

**How to use Above Calculator**

To calculate BMI enter desired information asked in the tool. Enter your height in the first input field which is taking height in cm. In the second input field enter the weight in kilograms. But if your weight is in pounds or lbs. please first convert it into relevant measures of units. Note that

- If your height is not in cm please convert it into cm before calculating your BMI
- If your weight is not in kilograms then please first convert it as mentioned in the calculator.

**Formula for calculating body mass index**

The formula for calculating BMI is as follows:

**BMI=Weight (kg)/Height (m)2 **

The formula for BMI using pounds and inches is:

**BMI=(Weight (lbs.)*703/Height (in)2)**

## Categories of BMI | BMI Chart

### Under Weight

Underweight = <18.5

if your BMI is less than 18.5 you are under weight, you should try to work on your health

### Normal Weight

Normal weight = 18.5–24.9

if your BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9 you are Normal weight

### Over Weight

Overweight = 25–29.9

BMI more than 25 and less than 29.9 insures that people in this category are having weight more than they should have.

### Obesity

Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

Class I (Moderate): BMI 30 to 34.9

Class II (Severe): BMI 35 to 39.9

Class III (Very Severe or Morbid Obesity): BMI 40 and above

**Obesity Over Weight – A danger Zone For Health**

**Obesity Over Weight – A danger Zone For Health**

Obesity and being overweight can cause severe complications. Like chronic diseases, diabetes , certain cancers, metabolic syndrome , cardiovascular issues and respiratory problems. Simple food , excessive walking can keep a person normal weight. If you are a student , you might need our SPGA tool .

**What does body mass index measure ? What is BMI used for?**

It not only Diagnoses weight types with BMI but also provides indicators for health risks .BMI is not a direct measure of body fat percentage but is used as an indirect indicator of body fatness and potential health risks associated with excessive weight or underweight.

**Body Mass Index – BMI Calculator Female**

According to research the ideal BMI for male or even females is 18 to 24 . which is a normal category of BMI , it indicates that the individual is having very minimal chances of health issues.

**Body Mass Index BMI Calculator for Male**

According to research the ideal BMI for male or even females is 18 to 24 . which is a normal category of BMI , it indicates that the individual is having very minimal chances of health issues.

**Who shouldn’t use a BMI calculator**

It is important to consider there are some limitations of this screening BMI test. This test does take into account the reason of Fatness , there are the cases like athletes, kids , Adults and other different factors. Like the pregnant women can not use this to measure their BMI. It is advisable to use professional Health care service along with this measurement.

## Frequently Asked Question

Frequently Asked Question- FAQs