Home
Search Holisticonline
Grandmas Remedies
Quality vitamins,  natural remedies
Specialgifts.com
Big savings on gemstones, jewelry and gifts.
Alternative Medicine

Stress Management

Conditions/ Treatments
Preferred Providers
Holistic Living
Alternative Therapies
Acupuncture
Aromatherapy
Ayurveda
Biofeedback
Chelation Therapy
Herbal Medicine
Homeopathy
Humor Therapy
Hydrotherapy
Imagery
Light Therapy
Massage
Meditation
NLP
Nutrition
Prayer/ Spiritual
Reiki
Shiatsu
Yoga
FAQ (Health)
Feedback
Register
Media
 
 

 Weight Control 
Infocenter

Holistic-online.com

Body Mass Index (BMI)

The BMI, a ratio of height to weight, is determined by a mathematical formula: Divide your weight (in pounds) by your height squared (using inches). Multiply the resulting number by 705. 
In metric units, BMi can be obtained by taking the weight in kg divided by the square of the height in meters. 
If you don't want to do all that math, you can use the table below to determine your BMI.

How To Find Your Body Mass Index
To find your body mass index (BMI), locate your height in the left column. (If you've lost inches over the years, use your peak adult height.) Move across the chart until you hit your approximate weight. Then follow that column down to the corresponding BMI number at the bottom of the chart.

Height 
(cms)

Height

Body Weight (lb.)

147 4' 10" 91 96 100 105 110 115 119 124 129 134 138 143 148 153
150 4' 11" 94 99 104 109 114 119 124 128 133 138 143 148 153 158
152 5' 0" 97 102 107 112 118 123 128 133 138 143 148 153 158 163
155 5' 1" 100 106 111 116 122 127 132 137 143 148 153 158 164 169
157 5' 2" 104 109 115 120 126 131 136 142 147 153 158 164 169 174
160 5' 3" 107 113 118 124 130 135 141 146 152 158 163 169 175 180
163 5' 4" 110 116 122 128 134 140 145 151 157 163 169 174 180 186
165 5' 5" 114 120 126 132 138 144 150 156 162 168 174 180 186 192
168 5' 6" 118 124 130 136 142 148 155 161 167 173 179 186 192 198
170 5' 7" 121 127 134 140 146 153 159 166 172 178 185 191 197 204
173 5' 8" 125 131 138 144 151 158 164 171 177 184 190 197 203 210
175 5' 9" 128 135 142 149 155 162 169 176 182 189 196 203 209 216
178 5' 10" 132 139 146 153 160 167 174 181 188 195 202 207 215 222
180 5' 11" 136 143 150 157 165 172 179 186 193 200 208 215 222 229
183 6' 0" 140 147 154 162 169 177 184 191 199 206 213 221 228 235

BMI

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

 What Should Be Your BMI?

Your BMI Remarks Disease Risk
Relative to waist circumference
Men > 40 in
Women > 35 in
Health Implications
Below 18.5 Underweight    
18.5-24.9 Ideal weight None  
25-29.9 Overweight High If you have a BMI of 27 or more, you double the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and gallstones, and are 14 times more likely to contract diabetes.
30-34.9 Obesity  Class 1 Very high If your BMI is over 30, you have 4 times the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and gallstones, and are 30-50 times more likely to contract diabetes. You are also 4 times more likely to get degenerative arthritis.
35-39.9 Obesity
Class 2
Very high  
Over 40 Extreme
Obesity
Class 3
Extremely
high
 

Your BMI, doctors say, should be somewhere between 19 and 30. One large-scale study--the Nurses' Health study, based at Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and involving 115,886 women--points to a BMI below 21 as ideal for preventing heart disease in women. The study showed that there was no elevated risk of heart disease among women whose BMIs were under 21. But for women whose BMIs were 21 to 25, the risk was 30 percent higher. Also, the risk of heart disease soared 80 percent higher for women having a BMI of 25 to 29.

In the same study, researchers found that the weight-related risk of cancer begins to rise among women whose BMI was 26, 27 or higher.

[Weight Control Infocenter Home] [ Articles on Weight Control ] [Remedies Home] [ Holisticonline.com] [ Holistic Living Home] [Healthy Recipes Home] [ Nutrition Diet Infocenter]

Holisticonline.com is developed and maintained by ICBS, Inc.
Send mail to: info@holisticonline.com with comments about this web site.
Copyright 1998-2013 ICBS, Inc. Terms of Use
All Rights Reserved.