BMI Chart and Calculator
For your convenience, I’ve not only got a BMI Chart for you to use, but also a few calculators so that you can work out your Body Mass Index that way.
In calculating your Body Mass Index (BMI), there are a few awkward variables. Some know their height in feet and inches, and their weight in kilograms. Others know how many centimeters in height they are and their weight in pounds!
So to figure out your BMI, we’re going to have to align the measuring systems first, and I’m going to recommend we use the Metric system. As such, you’ll need to know your height in centimetres and weight in kilograms.
Using Metric: Since most in the U.S. and U.K. know their height in feet and inches, you must work out your height in inches only first, e.g. if you are 5″ 8′, then multiply 5 by 12, which gives you 60, and then add the 8 to get 68 inches.
Add your total below in the first calculator to get your height in centimeters. Then, if you know your weight in pounds, use the calculator on the right to get your weight in kilograms:
Now that you have your height in centimeters and weight in kilograms, use the following calculator to get your BMI:
For BMI chart original context click here.
These are the weight ranges, set by the World Health Organisation:
- If your BMI is less than 18.4 you are underweight for your height
- If your BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9 you’re an ideal weight for your height
- If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9 you’re over the ideal weight for your height
- If your BMI is between 30 and 39.9 you are obese
- If your BMI is over 40 you are very obese
BMI Chart accuracy…
Please remember that a BMI Chart can be a very inaccurate form of measurement. Just because you get a 26, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re overweight.
NOTE: I’ve written an in-depth article covering the topic of the Body Mass Index covering its origin and highlighting its dangers. I highly recommend you take a look.