Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) below.
What is BMI?
Your Body Mass Index is figured in a percentage once a calculation is made based on your height and weight. To figure BMI a person’s weight is divided by the square of their height. Don't worry, there are many free websites online that will perform the calculation for you in seconds. It's important to note that calculations for children and adults are different and different calculators are used for this purpose.
This percentage is then applied to a chart that determines if the person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. BMI is a better determiner of healthy body weight than weight alone because it height takes into consideration. For example, if you weigh 180 pounds, a doctor can't label you as overweight or underweight without considering how tall you are. A person weighing 180 pounds and being 6’2” is a normal weight; however, a person weighing 180 pounds and standing 5’2” is considered obese. BMI takes into consideration both factors to determine a healthy weight for people of differing heights.