# BMI Calculator

The inclination to monitor one’s weight largely has to do with its perceived relation to physical wellbeing; oftentimes, weight is seen as a visual basis for drawing conclusions about how one has been treating his or her body, and likewise, considered as an influence on how one perceives himself on a physical level. One common tool that people use in monitoring their weight is a BMI Calculator. This tool mainly uses two sets of values, namely, height and weight, to calculate BMI, which is a crude measure of how much fat resides in a person’s body.

The BMI test works by dividing height by weight, the resulting value of which is then interpreted based on the BMI Chart. The BMI Chart is essentially a Height Weight Chart, where Height and Weight values are represented on the Y and X axes, respectively, and where BMI for each Height/Weight combination is shown and classified under each of four categories, namely, Underweight, Normal, Overweight and Obese.
Due to its limited set of values, standard BMI calculation is sometimes seen as an inadequate measure of body fat. For instance, it can overestimate body fat composition in individuals who weigh a lot not because they are fat but because they are muscular. As such, there are other types of BMI calculators, many of them are available online, that compute BMI using other values such as age and waist size. In particular, the kind that considers waist size into the equation is referred to as a body fat calculator, since it is said to be a more accurate indicator of actual body fat composition. These kinds of online calculator provide results that are more indicative of how much body fat one has.
Finally, there is also a specially-developed BMI Calculator for women, which takes into consideration the difference between men and women’s normal and/or ideal weight. This came about in 1985, when the National Institutes of Health in the US discovered that the threshold BMI values for each BMI Chart category are slightly higher for men than for women. As a result, a specialized BMI Calculator was created for women to be able to interpret their BMI based on a set of values especially grouped for them.

Body Mass Index
The BMI calculator divides weight in kilograms by the square to height in centimeters. The body mass classifications are defined as follows:

Less than 20: Underweight
20 – 24.9: ‘Normal’ weight (Grade 0)
25 – 29.9: Overweight/’plump’ (Grade I)
30 – 40: Moderately obese (Grade II)
More than 40: Severely obese (Grade III)

WARNING:
These results generate rough guideline. BMI does not determine body composition or fat content. If in doubt – look in the mirror!

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13. So to get it straight. Someone with a BMI of below 18.5 is considered underweight. An if you’re naturally slim, being underweight from poor nutrition can have serious health risks. Illness associated with being underweight ranges from simple tiredness due to inadequate energy intake, through to reduced immunity to infections, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, thinning of the bones, infertility and heart rhythm irregularities. If your BMI is under 18.5 you should discuss it with your doctor. They will want to make sure you don’t have any illness causing the weight loss and then will advise you about how to safely gain weight.

14. Just wanted to add my knowledge.
Body mass index is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. This page allows you to freely measure this by simply entering your weight and height as a standard or metric measures.

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17. One might be curious as to how BMI can assist diet and weight loss. Here’s my take:
There are approximately 3500 calories in a pound of stored body fat. Creating a 3500-calorie deficit through diet and exercise will result in loosing one pound of body weight. If you create a 7000 calorie deficit you will lose two pounds and so on. The calorie deficit can be achieved either by calorie-restriction alone, or by a combination of fewer calories in (diet) and more calories out (exercise). This combination of diet and exercise is best for lasting weight loss. Indeed, sustained weight loss is difficult or impossible without increased regular exercise.