Body mass index (BMI) is widely used as an indicator of the amount of body fat. Your weight alone is not enough to establish whether you are in a healthy weight range. For example, a tall but thin person may be overweight than a short but obese person. But former people can enjoy better health as long as their weight is in line with their height. Ideal weight is also likely to be different for men and women of similar height.

BMI solves this dilemma. It combines your weight with your height and evaluates whether your weight is in line with your height. You can use a BMI calculator to find out your BMI, so how do you know if you fall in the healthy weight range? You can know this information through BMI.

How to calculate BMI


BMI Weight status

Below 18.5 Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5–24.9 Normal weight
25–29.9 Overweight
30–35 Obese
Over 35  Morbid obesity