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BMI Calculator Chart

The handy BMI calculator chart or body mass index formula below will help you find your body mass index number.

What is the Body Mass Index?

The BMI is  a ratio of height to weight that is an indication of your weight related health risks.

BMI calculator chart

The BMI is considered  the most accurate way to predict if your weight could cause you to die before your time from health risks such as, heart disease, cancer or diabetes.

After doing the calculations you should end up with a number anywhere between 19 and 32.

I know this sounds complicated and maybe a bit scary but its really simple. How to calculate BMI? or how to figure BMI can be done in two ways.

You can easily look at the chart to determine your BMI or get out a calculator and use the following body mass index calculation. Do your body mass index calculation before you start a weight-loss diet plan to find out if you fall into a risk category.

If you have a BMI or 30 or more and once you start your weight loss plan, re-calculate your BMI monthly until  you get your result below 30. Once  you get it down you can basically forget about your body mass index and just keep on your diet plan. You don’t have to compute body mass index constantly anymore by using the BMI calculator chart.

How To Calculate Your Healthy Body Mass Index:

Divide your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared (this means that you multiply the number of inches by the same number of inches) and then multiply the result by 705.

So, for example if you weigh150 pounds and are 67 inches tall the calculation is as follows.

1. first multiply your height in inches (in this case we multiply 67×67=4489   squared

2. next divide your weight  which is 150 by 4489 =0.033 rounded off

3. then we multiply 0.033 by 705 = 23.265   rounded off we get our BMI as 23

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Another method is to  look at the “BMI index chart” where the math has been done for you.

  • A BMI between 19 and 22 is considered desirable. A BMI between 23 and 25 means that you are at a normal weight, (perhaps just on the border of getting to be overweight) but probably not at high risk for weight-related diseases.
  • A BMI of about 26, means your risk for disease starts to increase.
  • If  you are between 25 and 27 you may be in a perfectly healthy BMI range depending on other factors that must be taken into account as a whole. These include things like  your family history, eating habits, age, and physical activity levels.
  • Anything after 28 means  you are getting into the health risk zone.
  • If your BMI is over 30 means you are obese and therefore at much greater risk to get weight related diseases such as heart disease for example. Here is our free BMI chart to make it easier if you don’t like calculating body mass index  yourself.

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BMI Calculator Chart/Body Mass Index

 

Height    Weight in pounds

4’10” 91 96 100 105 110 115 119 124 129 134 139 143 148 153
4’11” 94 99 104 109 114 119 124 128 133 138 143 148 153 158
5’0″ 97 102 107 112 118 123 128 133 138 143 148 153 158 163
5’1″ 100 106 111 116 122 127 132 137 143 148 153 158 164 169
5’2″ 104 109 115 120 126 131 136 142 147 153 158 164 169 174
5’3″ 107 113 118 124 130 135 141 146 152 158 163 169 175 180
5’4″ 110 116 122 128 134 140 145 151 157 163 169 174 180 186
5’5″ 114 120 126 132 138 144 150 156 162 168 174 180 186 192
5’6″ 118 124 130 136 142 148 155 161 167 173 179 186 192 198
5’7″ 121 127 134 140 146 153 159 166 172 178 185 191 197 204
5’8″ 125 131 138 144 151 158 164 171 177 184 190 197 203 210
5’9″ 128 135 142 149 155 162 169 176 182 189 196 203 209 216
5’10” 132 139 146 153 160 167 174 181 188 195 202 207 215 222
5’11” 136 142 150 157 165 172 179 186 193 200 208 215 222 229
6’0″ 140 147 154 162 169 177 184 191 199 206 213 221 228 235
BMI 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

 

 

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