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BMI Calculator October 8, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Health & Wellness.

If you’re focused on improving your fitness level, one place to start is by calculating your current BMI (Body Mass Index).

BMI estimates your percentage of body fat using your height and weight (and a complicated formula that I can never remember).  I cheat and use a BMI calculator that remembers the formula for me. 

Here’s a link to a BMI calculator (based on height in feet and inches, and weight in pounds):  AARP BMI Calculator

If your BMI is 25 and below, congratulations!  

* From 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy. 
* Above 25 is considered overweight. 
* Above 30 is considered obese.

Caveat:  If you are an athlete with large heavy muscles, your BMI will be higher than for less muscular folks. 

Of course, if you are an athlete, you probably already knew that.   


1. aardvarkian - October 8, 2010

22.2 WOOHOO!!

2. cindy - October 8, 2010

What’s the kg/pound? I weigh 52kgs …

3. cindy - October 8, 2010

Woots @ James 😀

4. nrhatch - October 8, 2010

Yay! Enviable BMI for many!

5. Barbara Gunn - October 8, 2010

Yea! I’m normal, well weight wise anyway!!

nrhatch - October 8, 2010


6. souldipper - October 8, 2010

Oh poop. Guess I ought not have eaten the chocolate dipped fig today.

nrhatch - October 8, 2010


I’ve had chocolate pretzels, chocolate strawberries, chocolate covered raisins, and even a chocolate covered potato chip . . . but never a chocolate dipped fig.

I’ll add that to my bucket list.

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