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Know Your BMI

If you wish to calculate BMI yourself, below are the BMI formulas for both English units and metric units:

Metric Units: BMI = Weight (kg) / (Height (m) x Height (m))
English Units: BMI = [Weight (lb) / (Height (in) x Height (in))] x 703

Example : Someone who is 5'6" (5 * 12 + 6" = 66") and weights 160 lb has a BMI of BMI Calculation = [160 / (66 x 66)] x 703 = 25.8 <== This person is Overweight.

o A BMI of less than 18 means you are under weight.
o A BMI of less than 18.5 indicates you are thin for your height.
o A BMI between 18.6 and 24.9 indicates you are healthy.
o A BMI between 25 and 29.9 suggests you are overweight.
o A BMI of 30 or greater indicates obesity.