Many health-minded people want to know more about their body mass index or BMI. It is calculated by entering their height and weight into a BMI calculator. Use the BMI calculator below to determine yours.
The body mass index can tell someone if their height and weight are in good balance and by seeing their score, they will find they are either at the proper weight, are underweight or are overweight.
If a person is underweight, they can work with their natural health doctor or nutritionist to find ways to eat higher quantities of foods, while focusing on quality proteins, vegetables, fruits and carbohydrates that are rich in nutrients. If they are overweight, they can learn more about the foods that are both healthy and satisfying, while eating them in the right quantities to help shed some pounds.
Exercise is another key contribution to achieving an optimum weight and is important for everyone, whether they’re at their proper weight, are underweight or are overweight. Muscle is more condensed than other tissues and makes for a more toned body, so a sensible exercise program can help one to keep their muscles, organs, and overall weight healthy. Walking is a wonderful thing to include in each day.
In the United States, body mass index is calculated in feet and inches for height and in pounds for weight. This is known as the “Imperial” method of calculation. For other countries that use the metric system, body mass index is calculated in meters for height and kilograms for weight. This is the “Metric” system of calculation.
Use the BMI calculator chart below to help you determine your BMI. It’s best not to use it if you’re pregnant, as there is extra weight that wouldn’t normally be there. Here’s to your achievement of a healthy lifestyle that includes nutritious, organic foods, enjoyable exercise, and a positive outlook!
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The Medical News Today website has provided a handy chart that explains the different levels of BMI for both women and men. Here it is:
BMI ………………. Weight Status
Below 18.5 ………. Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 ………. Healthy
25.0 – 29.9 ………. Overweight
30.0 and above ….. Obese
BMI is calculated by entering a person’s height and weight into a BMI calculator. The resulting body mass index score can tell someone if their height is in good balance with their weight. With this score, they will find they are either at the proper weight, are underweight or are overweight.