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Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

Extra weight can lead to increased total cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of coronary artery disease. Obesity increases your chances of developing other risk factors for heart disease, especially high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes.

Extra weight can lead to increased total cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of coronary artery disease. Obesity increases your chances of developing other risk factors for heart disease, especially high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes.

One measure for obesity is determined by body mass index (BMI), which is a formula of kilograms divided by height in meters squared (BMI =W [kg]/H [m2]). According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), being overweight is defined as having a BMI over 25. Those with a number over 30 are considered obese. You can find out your BMI by using the calculator below. Once you determine it, take that value and find your body composition in the table below.

Calculate your BMI by entering your height & weight.

Standard
Height
in inches:
Weight
in pounds:
Metric
Height
in centimeters:
Weight
in kilograms:
Your result:
Body Composition Body Mass Index (BMI)
Underweight Less than 18.5
Normal 18.5 – 24.9
Overweight 25.0 – 29.9
Obese Greater than 30.0