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Calculate your Body-mass Index

Your body-mass index ("BMI") measures your height/weight ratio. Compute it by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in meters. We will help you convert your height to inches and weight to pounds if you use the english system.

For instance, if your height is 1.6 meters (5' 3"), the divisor of the calculation will be (1.6 * 1.6) = 2.56 If your weight is 63.64 kilograms (140 lbs), then your BMI is 24.85 (63.64 /2.56).

People with BMIs between 19 and 22 live longest. Death rates are noticeably higher for people with indexes 25 and above.

To figure your BMI, enter your height and weight in the boxes below, and then click "calculate". This is the American version of the calculation because you must enter your height in feet and inches, and your weight in pounds. These are converted to metric values before figuring your BMI.

Click here for the metric form.

Note: your browser must support Javascript, or this will not work.
Also note: if you are exactly 5 feet or 6 feet tall, put a 0 in the inches box. The result is "infinity" if you leave the inches box empty.

Enter height in feet: and inches: Enter weight in pounds:
Press the calculate button when you're ready to see your BMI:

Your BMI result:

Look up your BMI to see what health category it is in.












Body-mass Index (BMI) Using Metric

Enter your height in meters: Enter your weight in kilograms:
Press the calculate button when you're ready to see your BMI:

Your BMI result:

Look up your BMI to see what health category it is in.



Ideal body weight

To calculate your ideal body weight please enter your height. We use a BMI of 22 as ideal with a range of 18.5-25

Enter height in feet: and inches: Enter weight in pounds:
Press the calculate button when you're ready to see your ideal weight:

Your ideal weight in lbs:
Lowest healthy weight in lbs:
Highest healthy weight in lbs:
Weight loss to get to healthy (lbs):
10% Weight loss in lbs:
Recommended loss is the smaller of the two: weight-loss-to-healthy or 10%-weight-loss







Ideal body weight

To calculate your ideal body weight please enter your height. We use a BMI of 22 as ideal with a range of 18.5-25

Enter height in meters: Enter weight in kilograms:
Press the calculate button when you're ready to see your ideal weight:

Your ideal weight in kg:
Lowest healthy weight in kg:
Highest healthy weight in kg:
Weight loss to get to healthy (kg):
10% Weight loss in kg:
Recommended loss is the smaller of the two: weight-loss-to-healthy or 10%-weight-loss










Look up your body mass index (BMI) on the table.

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