Body Mass Index Chart Misleading by Jim O'Connor
... After calculating their body mass index (BMI), many were shocked to find out their calculated number indicated a detriment to their health. So how do you calculate this number anyway? First off, you can be lazy and go to and have the computer tell you the answer. However, if you want to calculate it yourself simply multiply your weight in pounds by 703 then divide the square of your height in inches. It is that simple. Now after using a body mass index calculator you get your big number.
How Body Mass Index Works – Set Your Weight Loss Goals by Robb Ksiazek
... Body mass index, or BMI, creates an opportunity for weight loss enthusiasts to determine their ideal body weight in order to set their goals. The index uses your body height and weight to determine problem areas in your weight. Underweight, normal, overweight, and obese are the categories the index uses for classification. The categories have their individual implications as regarded to health and wellbeing. How is BMI Calculated? BMI calculations use a simple formula that can be figured ...
Body Mass Index (BMI): Are You at a Healthy Weight? by Dana E. Smith
... Calculating your approximate body mass index is relatively straightforward, although you'll probably need a calculator just to save time. To get your BMI, multiply your weight in pounds by 703. Next, divide that result by your height in inches. Then divide that result by your height in inches one more time. As an example, let's say you weigh 180 pounds and are 5 feet 10 inches tall. Multiply 180 by 703 to get 126,540. Next, divide this by 70 (70 inches is the same as 5' 10") to get 1807.7.
Is Body Mass Index or BMI a Real Measure of Obesity or is It Flawed? by Armand Dupuis
... You have gotten much fitter, and improved your health a great deal, but when you calculate your body mass index “You’re still Obese”That’s when most people just give up! However You may even have reduced your percentage of body fat quite a bit over time, but the bmi will “Not Reveal that Success to You”What’s wrong with that picture? First of all, why use a measuring system which won’t even reveal to you, what little Success you are having? It’s hard enough to stay motivated on any weight ...
Why Knowing Your Body Mass Index Can Help You Fight Diabetes by David Silva
... For a more specific idea of where you fall in the index, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute provides a complete Body Mass Index Table for your convenience. You can find it here: The bottom line: if you're overweight, you're in danger of developing diabetes. This dreadful disease is nearly silent, yet it can cause kidney failure, heart damage, strokes, even the loss of limbs to amputation.
Life Insurance – Smokers and Overweights Pay Over 50% More! by Michael Challiner
... Previously, only people with a Body Mass Index of 33 or more were considered as overweight. This level has now been reduced by 16%. Now anyone with a BMI of 28 or more is likely to face premiums loaded by 50%. If you're anxious to know whether that includes you, you'll need a calculator! BMI is calculated by dividing your weight in kilos by your height in meters and the result squared. So if you're intending to apply for life insurance is may be as well to loose a few pounds first – oops ...
What is Body Mass Index (BMI) by David Brooks
... Body mass index (BMI) is used to estimate your total amount of body fat. It is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared (m2). The value for the BMI relates quite closely to your amount of body fat. Differences in BMI between people of the same age and sex are usually due to body fat. However, there are exceptions to this rule (see below). How to calculate your BMI
BMI is an approximate measure of the best weight for health only.
High School Algebra Finally Pays Off: The Body Fat Equation by Michael Callen
... This method is called the BMI or Body Mass Index and was created by the National Institutes of Health in 1998. The BMI uses your height and your weight to generate a factor that suggests whether you are underweight, normal, overweight or obese. The BMI is generalized, so it cannot take frame size into account. If you have a large frame, your BMI will seem worse than it is, if you have a small frame, your BMI will seem better than it is. Use it as a guide and then add a portion of common sense.