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How
to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI)
This article shows you how to effortlessly calculate your Body Mass
Index (BMI). This is a kind of tool that compares
your
height and weight, and so gives you an indication of whether you are
underweight, healthy or overweight.
1. Manually
Calculate your Body Mass Index using Metric Units
2. Example with Metric Units
3. Use Imperial
Units (the American Standard)
4. Example
with American Units
5. Online Calculator
6. Video Summary
7. Code a GUI using Matlab
(another page within this site)
1.
Calculate your BMI using Metric Units
a) Take your weight (in kilograms, kg), we'll call this W.
b) Take your height (in meters, m), we'll call this H.
c) The BMI is easily calculated
d) This is the table that you have to look at to find out about your
health. Locate the value that you just found and see its meaning. A healthy value goes from 18.6 to 24.7. Less than that means
that you're thin, and more than that range means that you're
overweight.
2.
Example with the Metric System
If your weight is 90 kg and your height is 1.77 m, then
BMI = 90/1.77^{2} = 28.73 and that means that you
are overweight!
3.
Calculate your Body Mass Index using the Imperial (Anglo or British)
System
a) Take your weight (in pounds, lb). We'll call this W.
b) Take your height (in inches, and 1 ft equals 12 inches). We'll call
this H.
c) The BMI is easily calculated
d) The same table (as above) applies...
4.
Example with the Imperial System
If your weight is 198 lb and your height is 70 in, then
BMI = (198/70^{2}) x 703 = 28.4, and (see the table
above) that means that you are overweight!
5.
CalculatorTo be able to use the following calculator you have to allow the use of JavaScript codes on your navigator. 
Enter your data, choose your units:


Now, look at the table below to
see the meaning 

6.
Video Summary
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