BMI Calculator (Metric)
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated from your height and weight. It is considered a reliable* indicator of body fatness for most people. It is used to determine your risk of disease based on pre-defined categories (e.g. underweight, normal, overweight). To calculate your BMI, enter your height in feet and inches below, along with your weight in pounds and click on the ‘Calculate Your BMI’ button (click here for a non-metric BMI calculator). Finally, determine your category based on your score by examining the table below the calculator:
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***PLEASE NOTE: While the BMI score is considered reliable for the majority of the population, it is a grossly inaccurate measurement for outliers. That’s because it does not take into account a person’s specific composition (i.e. lean mass and fat mass).
For example, someone who has a lot of muscle (e.g. a bodybuilder) would most likely be classified as overweight or obese according to the BMI score. In reality, however, this person would actually be fit (and at a much lower risk of disease as determined by BMI).