bmi calculator and body weight comparison
This bmi calculator calculates body mass index from your Weight and Height and also shows how your weight compares to others of the same height and age.
Are you overweight? Body Mass Index can be used to indicate if you are overweight or normal. But it can wrongly suggest fatness in people who are atheletic or muscular. For adolescents or children, this calculator uses "BMI for Age", because "normal" varies with age. That's why this bmi calculator also shows percentile statistics, so you can compare your weight to others of the same age and height. Also, these height and weight charts and BMI charts show what the average population is like.
According to a definition of obesity was issued by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, "overweight" is as a BMI calculator value between 25 and 29.9 and "obesity" is a BMI value greater than or equal to 30. (If these definitions bother you, try the "halls.md v1" criteria instead.)
If your BMI is between 17 to 22, your life span might be longer than average. Men are usually satisfied with a BMI of 23 to 25 and women tend to believe they look their best at values between 20 to 22.
If your BMI is between 23 and 25, most people wouldn't consider you to be overweight. If your BMI is 26 or more, you are considered overweight and are statistically likely to have a lower life expectancy.
Above all, Don't Worry, Be Happy. If you are troubled with anxiety over a less-than-perfect body image, that's just not healthy either. A healthy mental attitude is just as important as physical fitness. So, if this bmi calculator's description of your body seems wrong for you, just trust your own judgment instead.
Last modified 24-May-2008
Created by Steven B. Halls, MD