Body Mass Index, also known as BMI, is often used to measure whether your weight is in a healthy range. BMI is calculated using your weight and height. There is a way to determine how much fat in your body, and if it is proportional to your body shape. But it does not take into account how the weight is distributed. BMI is often used to shield weight problems that can lead to or cause health problems. It is best to measure the height without shoes on and measuring the weight in the morning before drinking or eating.
Weigh yourself on a scale to receive a number of pounds. Take the number of pounds and divide by 2.2 to convert to kilograms.
Measure your height with a measuring tape to receive a number in inches. Multiply that number by 2.54, then divide the sum by 100 to have your height in meters. This helps to determine BMI.
Take your weight and divide by your height in meters squared to receive your BMI. For example, if weight was 68 kg and height was 1.65 m, multiply 1.65 by 1.65 ,. . Then divide 68 by this amount, which is 2. 72 and you will get 25
Take your BMI and comparable to adult standard weight status. Below 18.5 is considered underweight, between 18.5 and 24.9 is normal, overweight is 25.0 to 29.9 ,. And above 30.0 is considered overweight
Tips and Warnings
BMI is not appropriate for everyone, such as bodybuilders.
Be careful when using BMI measurement of children and teenagers. Although BMI is calculated in the same way, you need factor in age and gender as well. Therefore, the adult BMI table not applicable.
BMI is not an actual measurement of the percentage of body fat.