My BMI Calc
Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a measurement of body fat determined through a calculation of height and weight. While BMI isn’t a precise indicator of healthy body weight, it does provide an estimation of whether or not a man or woman is obese, overweight or underweight.
To compute BMI using My BMI Calc, input height in centimeters along with weight in kilograms then activate Compute BMI. The results are an estimation of whether or not an individual is at a healthy body weight.
A high BMI indicates a high body fat percentage. The chart below provides a guide for interpreting calculated results:
BMI results Interpretation
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Healthy Weight range
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30 or greater Obese
While BMI can provide an estimation of whether or not weight falls within a healthy range, certain factors should be considered when using calculators such as My BMI Calc, including:
- Elderly adults may have more body fat than younger adults
- BMI readings may be less accurate in muscular individuals since muscle weighs more than fat
- Women typically have higher body fat than men
The My BMI Calc app is designed for use in adults and should not be used to determine body mass index in children.