Body Mas Index Calculator
Calculating your Body Mass Index should only be used a general guide to reveal the condition you are in in relation to your weight and height.
The BMI calculator should only be used by adults.
The results do not apply to anyone under the age of 18, pregnant mothers or anyone with a physical disability.
The BMI calculation given is not an absolute or correct figure and so shouldn’t be used as a medical diagnosis.
The results given don’t take into consideration body shape or muscle density; ie. an athlete with a large muscle mass may get an incorrect reading.
What The BMI Calculations Mean
BMI 18 or Below
If your BMI is 18 or under you are underweight or bordering on being underweight. There may be an underlying reason a health check may be in order. Being underweight can be just as unhealthy as being overweight.
BMI 19 – 24
If the calculation shows between these two values, it’s considered average. Closer to 19 shows that you may become underweight sometime soon – closer to 24 shows that you may become overweight sometime soon.
BMI 25 – 29
If your result returns a figure in between these two values now is the time to seriously consider your weight and take steps to reduce your body mass. If you are over 30 years of age you may find it harder to lose weight compared to when you were younger.
BMI 30 -39
A score this high suggests you are very overweight or even obese . It is absolutely vital for your future health and for a greater life expectancy to seek a method for weight reduction now.
BMI 40 +
A score over 40 would indicate you are morbidly obese. it is highly advised that immediate steps are taken to reduce your weight and body mass. A GP consultation is highly advised.
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