Body Fat Calculator

Graph your BMI against the healthy 'norm.'

What is my BMI?

Health risks from being overweight

These consequences are related to overweight and obese adults

Adults whose BMI is greater than 25 (overweight) or whose Body Mass Index is greater than 30 (obese) have a heightened risk for divers diseases and health conditions, including,:

BMI Origins

BMI Prime is simple way of defining a single figure that is not immedieately related to any other units of measurement, but which can quickly and easily rank a person into a category. :Eg:
  • BMI Prime < 0.74 = Underweight
  • BMI Prime > 0.74 and < 1.00 = Optimal weight.
  • BMI Prime > 1 = Overweight
BMI, sometimes 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.

Formula for BMI

How Body Mass Index is actually calculated
  • BMI = weight(kilograms) / height2 (metres2)         (Metric Units)
  • BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height2 (inches2)         (Imperial Units)

BMI limitations

BMI calculations do not differentiate between muscle mass and fat mass.
See wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index#Limitations for more information.