Adult BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator
BMI (Body Mass Index), is a calculation that uses height and weight to estimate body fat. BMI (Body Mass Index) definition is the amount of fat content in the body as related to your height and weight. This is a way of measuring the fat content and muscle mass so that the person knows if they are healthy or whether they can be prone to health problems like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, or even certain types of cancer.
Interpretation of BMI for adults
For adults 20 years old and older, BMI is interpreted using standard weight status categories that are the same for all ages and for both men and women. For children and teens, on the other hand, the interpretation of BMI is both age- and sex-specific.
To know whether you are in the correct BMI (Adult) the table is:
BMI ranges for children are different, and it’s important to consult with your child’s doctor about the BMI for their age. That is usually done at wellness check.
At the same BMI, women tend to have more body fat than men.
At the same BMI, older people, on average, tend to have more body fat than younger adults.
The meaning of BMI may be different for athletes. The reason why is some athletes are heavy because of their muscle mass, not body fat.
If you fall into any category other than normal weight, even “underweight,” it’s time to contact me about improving your eating habits to reach a healthy weight.