# See your BMI on a graph

0 ft & BMI Scale

BMI graph weight and height 6 ft 7 in 179 lb

Weight: 0 stones 179 pounds with height: 6 feet 7 inches

## Health problems from being overweight

These risks are associated with overweight and obese adults

Adults whose BMI is larger than 25 (overweight) or whose BMI is over than 30 (obese) have an elevated risk for many 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. This app will calculate your body mass index and tell you if you are underweight, overweight or if your weight is optimal. Just enter your vital statistics and click the button. Your result will be shown on a graph for you.

## The maths

BMI is defined by the following formula
• BMI = weight(kilograms) / height2 (metres2)         (Metric Units)
• BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height2 (inches2)         (Imperial Units)

## BMI limitations

BMI categories are generally regarded as a satisfactory tool for measuring whether sedentary individuals are underweight, overweight or obese with various exceptions, such as: athletes, children, the elderly, and the infirm.
See wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index#Limitationsinfomation.