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BMI / Body Mass Index CalculatorBy now, most people who are trying to lose weight realize that weight alone cannot indicate your health. The healthy weight for someone who is 5'1" is far different than the healthy weight of someone who is 6'4". Also, someone who is thin-bodied with thin bones might have a different ideal weight than someone who has large hips and large bones - even if both of them are 5'6".
A Body Mass Index calculator works in a pretty simple manner. It takes your height and weight and determines if - in general - your weight is in a healthy range for your height.
Measure your height (including feet and inches) while standing barefoot. Now weigh yourself.
BMI Ranges for adults, according to the US CDC:
The behind-the-scenes calculation is weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703
If you'd like to know just what your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is, we do also have a BMR Calculator
It's important to note that this is your base level. Activity is in addition to this base level. To figure out how many calories your body needs including your activity levels, you would use the Harris-Benedict Equation.
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