Thursday, 07-07-2022

BMI Calculator for Adult (both Men & Women)

The body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat, is calculated based on weight and height. It applies to both men and women. To calculate your BMI, you can either consult the tables below or use the tool provided.

Use metric or standard measures to enter your height and weight.

Click “Compute” to see your BMI.

This calculator calculates the body mass index (BMI), and the BMI weight status for adults aged 20 and over.

Calculate Your Body Mass Index

Calculate your BMI, correctly rated according to age and gender.
This tool makes it easy to calculate your BMI. You simply enter your height (in centimeters or inches, or feet) and your weight in kilograms or pounds. The system will automatically calculate your BMI for you.
You can choose your height in feet by click into one of below button:
Your BMI
Enter weight and height to calculate the BMI index

What is BMI?

BMI is a number that is calculated from the person’s height and weight. The BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness and can be used to screen for potential health problems.

Adults aged 20 and over are able to interpret BMI using standard weight status categories. These categories apply to men and women of any age and body type.

High body fatness can be indicated by a high BMI. The BMI screen for weight categories that could lead to health issues, but does not determine the body fatness and health of an individual.

BMI = kg/m2 where kg is the person’s body mass in kilograms and m2 is their height in meters. A BMI greater than 25.0 is considered overweight. The healthy range is 18.5- 24.9. The BMI is applicable to all adults aged 18-65.

Your BMI should not be below 18.5. Your 18.5-24.9 BMI falls within the healthy weight or normal range. Your BMI should be between 25.0 and 29.9 to fall within the overweight category. If your BMI is more than 30.0, you are considered obese.

The BMI is an indicator of body weight but is not the same thing as having your actual body fat percentage measured. BMI does not take into account frame size, body composition, or gender.

High BMI may be due to increased muscle mass, rather than higher body fatness in athletes. A person with a high BMI would generally be obese or overweight. However, this does not necessarily apply to athletes.

To assess an individual’s risk factors and health, a trained healthcare provider should conduct appropriate health assessments.

Although the correlation between BMI and body fatness can be quite strong, even though two people may have the same BMI, the level of body fatness could differ.

In general:

  • Women tend to have higher body fat at the same BMI as men.
  • The BMI can be adjusted to adjust the amount of body fat.
  • On average, older adults have more body fat at the same BMI as younger adults.
  • Athletes have less body fat at the same BMI as non-athletes.

BMI is a better indicator of body fat than BMI. However, people with higher body fat and BMI are more accurate. A person with a high BMI (e.g. 35 kg/m2) will be more likely to have high body fat.

However, a relatively high BMI could also indicate high body fat. To assess an individual’s risk factors and health, a trained healthcare provider should conduct appropriate health assessments.

The standard weight status categories associated with BMI ranges for adults are shown in the following table.
BMI rangeClassification
less than 16.5severe underweight
less than 18.5underweight
18.5–24.9normal weight
25.0–29.9overweight
30.0–34.9obesity class I
35.0–39.9obesity class II
40 or greaterobesity class III

BMI chart for adults

BMI chart for adults

BMI chart for children and teens, age 2-20

BMI Chart For Boys With Age from 2 to 20 years

BMI Chart For Boys With Age from 2 to 20 years

Source: CDC.Gov

BMI Chart For Girls With Age from 2 to 20 years

BMI Chart For Girls With Age from 2 to 20 years

Source: CDC.Gov

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best BMI for a senior woman?

A BMI between 25-27 is better for older adults than a lower 25. For those over 65, a slightly higher BMI can help prevent osteoporosis (thinning of your bones).

How can I tell if I'm overweight?

To calculate your BMI, use the tool provided on this page. A BMI greater than 24.9 could indicate that you are overweight. These are only approximate values and should not be considered as a guide.

Talk to your primary doctor if you have concerns about your BMI, or if you want to lose weight.

Height and weight chart with corresponding BMI. Based on this table you can determine a person's weight relative to their height. This table only applies to adults 20 years of age and older. Sources from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

HeightNormal weight BMI 19–24Overweight BMI 25–29Obesity BMI 30–39Severe obesity BMI 40+
4 ft 10 in (58 in)91–115 lb119–138 lb143–186 lb191–258 lb
4 ft 11 in (59 in)94–119 lb124–143 lb148–193 lb198–267 lb
5ft (60 in”)97–123 lb128–148 lb153–199 lb204–276 lb
5 ft 1 in (61 in)100–127 lb132–153 lb158–206 lb211–285 lb
5 ft 2 in (62 in)104–131 lb136–158 lb164–213 lb218–295 lb
5 ft 3 in (63 in)107–135 lb141–163 lb169–220 lb225–304 lb
5 ft 4 in (64 in)110–140 lb145–169 lb174–227 lb232–314 lb
5 ft 5 in (65 in)114–144 lb150–174 lb180–234 lb240–324 lb
5 ft 6 in (66 in)118–148 lb155–179 lb186–241 lb247–334 lb
5 ft 7 in (67 in)121–153 lb159–185 lb191–249 lb255–344 lb
5 ft 8 in (68 in)125–158 lb164–190 lb197–256 lb262–354 lb
5 ft 9 in (69 in)128–162 lb169–196 lb203–263 lb270–365 lb
5 ft 10 in (70 in)132–167 lb174–202 lb209–271 lb278–376 lb
5 ft 11 in (71 in)136–172 lb179–208 lb215–279 lb286–386 lb
6 ft (72 in)140–177 lb184–213 lb221–287 lb294–397 lb
6 ft 1 in (73 in)144–182 lb189–219 lb227–295 lb302–408 lb
6 ft 2 in (74 in)148–186 lb194–225 lb233–303 lb311–420 lb
6 ft 3 in (75 in)152–192 lb200–232 lb240–311 lb319–431 lb
6 ft 4 in (76 in)156–197 lb205–238 lb246–320 lb328–443 lb

What percent body fat should a woman have?

A woman should consume between 10-13% and 31% fat. More than 32% are considered obese. Although studies have shown that fat measurement can give a better picture of health and risks, it is difficult to get an exact measurement.

What is the most attractive body fat percentage female?

Participants in the study deemed women with 16 percent body fat to be the most attractive. However, women with 19% fat were deemed the most healthy. Both of these numbers are below healthy body fat for young Caucasian females, which is 21-33% of total body weight.

how much to walk according to bmi calculator?

Popular fitness trackers and monitors recommend 10,000 steps per day. A 2016 study found that 10,000 steps are the ideal amount. This is equivalent to walking approximately 5 miles. To achieve a healthy BMI, people who are interested in walking to lose weight should aim to walk at least 10,000 steps per day.

Is BMI a good indicator of health?

Both adults and children can use BMI to determine their body fat. BMI is not a way to determine body fat. It should not be used for diagnosis. BMI should instead be used to monitor weight status and to screen for potential weight problems.

How useful is body mass index?

The Body Mass Index is a good indicator of body fat

Obesity is defined as having too much body fat, so much that it poses a threat to your health. Calculating the ratio of their body weight and their height squared is a reliable way to determine if someone has too much fat.

Why BMI is not a good measure of health?

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measure of body fat. It is calculated based on height and weight. It does not account for muscle mass, bone density, and overall body composition. It is therefore not a good indicator of health.

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