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BMI Calculator
Enter your weight in pounds and your height in inches
in the form below and press the "Compute" button

Your Weight (lbs)
Your Height (inches)
Your BMI


Where does Your BMI Fall?  


   Risk for Weight Related Health Problems

  20 - 25

    Very Low Risk

  26 - 30      Low Risk
  31 - 35      Moderate Risk
  36 - 40      High Risk
  40 +      Very High Risk

  Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the most accurate ways to determine when extra pounds put your health at risk.  Experts use BMI as a measure for "healthy weight" because people with a higher percentage of body fat tend to have a higher BMI.  BMI is defined as body weight (in kilograms) divided by height (in meters squared).  A BMI score of 20 - 25 is associated with the lowest health risk based solely on BMI scores. A BMI of 25 or greater is considered overweight.  A BMI of 30 or greater is considered obese, and a BMI of 40 or greater is considered extremely obese.  BMI scores are inaccurate for athletes and body builders, whose BMI is high due to increased muscle mass, and women who are pregnant or lactating. The BMI is also not intended for use in measuring growing children or elderly individuals.  Link to a printable BMI chart at the National Institutes of Health  
  The higher the BMI, the greater the risk of developing health problems such as:  
bullet Heart Disease
bullet Hyperlipidemia (High cholesterol)
bullet Diabetes
bullet Stroke
bullet Gallbladder Disease
bullet Some Cancers
bullet Sleep Apnea
bullet Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
bullet Osteoarthritis
bullet Increased Risk of Death
  In addition to BMI, a waist circumference of greater than 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men is considered a risk factor for these health problems.  Weight carried in the lower body is less risky.  
  Health experts agree that those who are overweight but have no other health risk factors (such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure) should eat healthier and exercise to prevent additional weight gain.. For individuals who are overweight and have additional risk factors, experts recommend actively trying to lose weight. Before starting any exercise or weight loss program, be sure to consult your doctor or other health professional.  

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