|Body Mass Indicators are a general simplified way of determining wether you are over or under weight! In general a body mass index of around 20-22 is the perfect score area. Less than 19 you are erring on the thin side! Over 24 you are starting to endanger your health! Scores of above 30 are in the danger zone! BMI is generally a reliable indicator for most people between 20 and 70 years of age except women who are pregnant or breast feeding, competitive athletes, body builders and chronically ill patients.
If there is any doubt, children and teenagers are advised to consult a dietitian as this calculator is designed for 20 + years and the results are indicative. Teenagers are specifically advised that a healthy diet is imperative to growth and proper development. Teenagers need to understand that a proper, balanced diet is an investment in the future!
Please note the calculator provides a general guideline using a totally recognized and researched statistical method. It does not compensate for large or small frames for example. It is intended to provide an indication of how you fit into the statistical population pattern. The calculator is not intended to offend, the comments are based on the results. Obesity isn't a game its a killer. In the BMI range 19-23 you are in pretty good shape for most body structures. The CDC records a range of 18.5 to 24.9 as being normal for and adult.
|Please enter your weight in pounds (lbs) and your height in Feet (ft) and inches (ins) in the form to the right and press the "Calculate" button (The calculators produce a general indication of your Body Mass Indicators. Please visit a registered dietitian or your medical practitioner for more precise advice!)
|Please enter your weight in kilograms (kgs) and your height in centimeters (cms) in the form on the left and press the "Calculate" button (The calculators produce a general indication of your Body Mass Indicators. Please visit a registered dietitian or your medical practitioner for more precise advice!)