What is BMI & how to Calculate it

What Is BMI?

The Body Mass Index(BMI) formula was developed by Belgium statistician Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874), and was known as the Quetelet Index. BMI is also referred to as ‘body mass indicator’. BMI is an internationally used measure of obesity.

How do you to calculate BMI? – for users who wish to manually calculate BMI, we have provided a BMI formula for both imperial & metric measurements.

.Body mass index calculation is very straightforward. Calculating body mass index requires only two measurements: height & weight.

Imperial BMI Formula

The imperial bmi formula accepts weight measurements in pounds & height measurements in either inches or feet.
1 foot = 12 inches
inches² = inches * inches

Table: Imperial BMI Formula
( lbs/inches² )
(weight in pounds * 703 )/ height in inches²

Metric Imperial BMI Formula

The metric bmi formula accepts weight measurements in kilograms & height measurements in either cm’s or meters.
1 meter = 100cms
meters² = meters * meters

Table: Metric BMI Formula
( kg/m² )
weight in kilograms/ height in meters²

Calculate BMI & Find Weight Status

Table: BMI Weight Status Categories
BMIWeight Status
Below 18.5Underweight
18.5 -24.9Normal
25 – 29.9Overweight
30 & AboveObese

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