How to Figure Out Your BMI

Our body-mass index (BMI) shows the amount of fat we carry, and is actually a more reliable tool for assessing our weight than those weight-and-height charts. Use this easy online calculator to find your BMI. Then check your results to see if you are underweight, normal, overweight, or obese.

Go to the online calculator at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

If your BMI isn’t where you want it to be, consider the benefits of walking. For information and ideas, go to Walking: Better For You Than You Think! and see the great book, SuperFoods HealthStyle.

By the Care2 Staff.

9 comments

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

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jennifer k.
Jennifer K5 years ago

The BMI was not meant to tell you if you are healthy or not! BMI does not actually measure the percentage of body fat. It was devised between 1830 and 1850 by the Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet during the course of developing "social physics".

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K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

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David M.
David M.6 years ago

Thanks. Very useful. I saved the article.

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Susanne Dawn P.

TYVM

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GreenseasKat C.
kathryn cook7 years ago

ty

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Donna B.
Donna B7 years ago

This is just the standard weight - height measurement. It probably works for most people but a muscular person would read as overweight. I like the fat calipers for a more accurate measurement of body fat.

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Cynthia Falwell
Cynthia Falwell7 years ago

Thank you for the information. I will definately check it out!

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Sophia W.
Sophia W7 years ago

helpful

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