Enter information in height and body weight column;
select appropriate gender and measurement units. Click "Calculate".
The BMI may not apply to some individuals with more than normal muscle mass and acceptable levels of body fat.
For children and the elderly, BMI may be misleading since the muscle and bone to height relationship is changing.
|less than 18.5||underweight|
|18.5 to 24.9||healthy|
|25 to 29.9||overweight|
|30 to 34.9||grade 1 obesity|
|35 to 39.9||grade 2 obesity|
|over 40||grade 3 (morbid obesity)|
ACSM (2001). ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 4th ed., pg 7.