Calculate your Body mass index (BMI): BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. **BMI Calculator for men and women.**

You can calculate Body Mass Index (BMI) by using these formulas.

- BMI Standard Formula
- BMI Metric Formula

**BMI Standard Formula:**

The formula is BMI = (703 × lbs)/in^{2} where lbs is a person’s weight in pounds and in^{2} is their height in inches squared.

**BMI Metric Formula:**

The formula is BMI = kg/m^{2} where kg is a person’s weight in kilograms and m^{2} is their height in metres squared.

**Calculate BMI with Standard Formula:**

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated using the following formula:

**BMI = (703 x lbs)/in**^{2}

### Step-by-Step guide to calculate BMI using the standard formula:

**1) Step: Gather Information**

- Obtain your weight in Pounds(lbs).
- Measure your height in Inches (in).

**Convert weight between kg & lbs here**

**2) Step: Square the Height**

Square your height by multiplying it by itself.

- Height squared = Height in inches × Height in inches

**Feet, inches & centimeters Converter**

**3) Step: Apply the BMI Standard Formula**

- Use the Standard BMI formula to calculate your BMI.

**4) Step: Interpret the Result**

- Compare your calculated BMI with BMI categories:
- Underweight: BMI less than 18.5
- Normal weight: BMI between 18.5 and 24.9
- Overweight: BMI between 25 and 29.9
- Obesity: BMI of 30 or greater

**BMI Calculation ****Example****:**

- Let’s say your weight is $150pounds$ and your height is 65 inches.

**1) **Gather Information

- Weight = 150 pounds
- Height = 65 inches

**2) **Square the Height

- Height squared = 65 × 65 = 4225

**3) **Apply the BMI Formula

- BMI = (150 × 703)/4225
- BMI = 25

**4) **Interpret the Result

- The calculated BMI is approximately 25.0.
- This falls within the “Overweight” category.

**Calculate BMI with Metric Formula:**

Certainly! The Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated using the following formula:

**BMI = kg/m**^{2}

### Step-by-Step guide to calculate BMI using the Metric formula:

**1) Step: Gather Information**

- Obtain your weight in kilograms.
- Measure your height in meters.

**Click here to convert weight between kg & lbs**

**2) Step: Square the Height**

- Square your height by multiplying it by itself.
- Height squared = Height in meters × Height in meters

**Feet, inches & centimeters Converter**

**3) Step: Apply the BMI Formula**

- Use the BMI formula to calculate your BMI.

**4) Step: Interpret the Result**

- Compare your calculated BMI to standard BMI categories:
- Underweight: BMI less than 18.5
- Normal weight: BMI between 18.5 and 24.9
- Overweight: BMI between 25 and 29.9
- Obesity: BMI of 30 or greater

**BMI Calculation ****Example****:**

Let’s say your weight is 70 kg and your height is 1.75 meters.

**1) **Gather Information

- Weight = 70 kg
- Height = 1.75 meters

**2) **Square the Height

- Height squared= 1.75 × 1.75 = 3.0625

**3) **Apply the BMI Formula

- BMI = 70/3.0625
- BMI = 22.84

**4) **Interpret the Result

- The calculated BMI is approximately 22.84.
- This falls within the “Normal weight” category.

**Note: **Remember that BMI is a screening tool and doesn’t account for muscle mass or fat distribution. It is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for a more comprehensive assessment of your health.

### BMI Limitations

- Older adults tend to have more body fat than younger adults with the same BMI.
- Women tend to have more body fat than men for an equivalent BMI.
- Muscular individuals and highly trained athletes may have higher BMIs due to large muscle mass.

## Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

**What is BMI?**

BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.

**What does BMI stand for?**

BMI stand for Body Mass Index.

**What is a good BMI?**

A good BMI Range is between 18.5–24.9

**What BMI is obese?**

BMI of 30 or greater is obese?

**What is BMI Formula?**

There are two formulas used to calculate BMI, Standard and Metric BMI Formula.

**How to calculate BMI for Women?**

Same BMI Formulas are used to calculate BMI for both men and women.**Limitations:** Women tend to have more body fat than men for an equivalent BMI.

**How to calculate BMI in pounds (lbs)?**

Use Standard BMI Formula to calculate BMI in Pounds.

**How to calculate BMI in kilograms (kgs)?**

Use Standard BMI Formula to calculate BMI in Kilograms.