BMI Calculator

weight: 51.5 Kilograms (Kilos kg) with height: 179 Centimeters (Centimetres cm)

Health risks from being overweight

These difficulties are associated with obese and overweight adults

Adults whose Body Mass Index is greater than 25 (overweight) or whose BMI is greater than 30 (obese) have a marked increase in risk for various diseases and health conditions, including,:


Devised all the way back in way back in 1830, the BMI is a single figure used to as a way of measuring a person's body shape. Put simply, it is calculated by dividing the body's weight by the square of their height. Eg: Kilograms: weight, divided by Metres (Meters): height.

The body mass index, sometimes known as the Quetelet index, is a measure used to estimate a person's body shape based upon a person' weight and height. It originated in Belguim around the 1840's by Adolphe Quetelet. It is a simple calculation based on the individual's body weight divided by the square of their height.

Work it out!

Use the body mass formula to get your bmi

    BMI = weight(kilograms) / height2 (metres2)         (Metric Units)
    BMI = 703 . weight(pounds) / height2 (inches2)         (Imperial Units)