# Female Body Mass

5 ft 3 inch, 15 st 5 pound BMI Check

Metric BMI formula: --kg-- kg and --cm-- cm

Graph your BMI against the healthy norm

## If you are carrying excess weight, you are storing up trouble

These dangers are associated with overweight and obese adults

Adults with a BMI of more than 25 (overweight) or whose BMI is higher than 30 (obese) have an increased risk for a number of diseases and health conditions, including,:

## Derivation

Devised all the way back in way back in 1830, the Body Mass Index is a single figure used to as a way of measuring a person's body shape. Put simply, it is calculated by dividing the body's weight by the square of their height. Eg: Kilograms: weight, divided by Metres (Meters): height. The BMI, also known as the Quetelet index, is a measure used to estimate a person's body shape based upon a person' weight and height. It originated in Belguim around the 1840's by Adolphe Quetelet. It is a simple calculation based on the individual's body weight divided by the square of their height.

## How it's calculated

BMI is determined using the formual below
• BMI = weight(kilograms) / height2 (metres2)         (Metric Units)
• BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height2 (inches2)         (Imperial Units)

## BMI limitations

If you are Super Fit, body mass calculations will almost certainly be inaccurate for you.
See why wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index#Limitations for more details.