How to find out your ideal weight?

BODY MASS INDEX

helps to understand whether your weight to height ratio is normal or how close it is to normal.

Worried about excess weight?

There is a reliable and science-based method to find out if you have excess weight

is a person’s weight to height ratio

body mass index

Find out your actual BMI

Divide your weight by the square of your height. There is no need for a pen and paper;
you will find the online calculator below.

Your weight

Your height

BMI online calculator

Your result: ?

BMI online calculator

Your result: ?

Compare your result to the ideal BMI

According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization,
the following parameters are used:

BMI

Result

up to 16

significant body mass deficit

16 - 17,9

underweight

18 - 24,9

normal weight

25 - 29,9

excess body weight (pre-obesity)

30 - 34,9

first degree of obesity

35 - 39,9

second degree of obesity

40 and more

third degree of obesity

And according to the age groups:

years normal BMI
19 to 24 y.o. 19 - 24
25 to 34 y.o. 20 - 25
35 to 44 y.o. 21 - 26
45 to 54 y.o. 22 - 27
55 to 64 y.o. 23 - 28
over 65 y.o. 24 - 29

Now you know whether your
weight is normal

A few facts about BMI

Adolphe Quetelet

was a Belgian sociologist and statistician who developed the BMI scale in

1869

01.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

BMI can be influenced by the body type, bone thickness and muscle mass.

Muscles weigh more than fat, so persons with the same BMI can look chubbier or slimmer and fitter compared to each other.

Excess
weight

BMI
=

High muscle
mass

03.

That is why:

BMI is not a perfect method of finding out ideal weight for athletes

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