Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI) with this Body Weight Calculator Tool
By calculating your BMI, you will get an indication of whether your weight may be affecting your health. BMI is commonly used by Doctors and health professionals worldwide and is calculated using your weight and height. You have two calculators to choose from – metric and imperial.
*Please note that this BMI Calculator measures the BMI for adults over the age of 18 only.
How much should I weigh?
When determining your ideal body weight, several factors should be considered. These include age, muscle-fat ratio, height, and bone density. Some people say your Body Mass Index (BMI) is the best way to calculate whether your body weight is ideal. Others say BMI is faulty as it does not take into account muscle mass and suggest using a measurement of waist-hip ratio instead.
About the BMI Formula
The official formula for BMI was invented in the 1830’s by Belgian mathematician Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet (1796-1874)
The Official Formula for BMI:
- Metric BMI = ( weight (kg) / ( height (m)2 ) )
- Imperial BMI = ( weight (lb) / ( height (in)2) ) x 703