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BMI Calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.Enter the following information and calculate your BMI.

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Being underweight may weaken your immune system and increase the risk of malnutriation and osteoporosis.
Maintaining a healthy weight reduces the risk of serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Some of the benefits of achieving a healthy weight include decreased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, increased energy and improved self - esteem.
Some of the benefits of achieving a healthy weight include decreased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, increased energy and improved self - esteem.

Underweight

Less than 18.5

Normal

18.5 to 24.9

Overweight

25 to 29.9

Obese

30 or greater

  • Note: Results of the BMI calculator are based on averages.
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  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health; U.S.Department of Health and Human Services.

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