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Calculate your BMI

What is body mass index?

Simply put, the body mass index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out if your weight is healthy. A high BMI can indicate a high body-fat ratio.

For most adults, an ideal BMI is in the 18.5 to 24.9 range.

To get this number, a person’s weight in pounds is divided by the square of height in feet.

Don’t worry, we’ve made it easy. Use our Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator below for help.

Accuracy of BMI

BMI takes into account natural variations in body shape, giving a healthy weight range for a particular height.

As well as measuring your BMI, doctors may take other factors into account when assessing if you’re a healthy weight.

For example, muscle is much denser than fat, so very muscular people, such as heavyweight boxers, weight trainers and athletes, may still be a healthy weight even though their BMI is classed as obese.

It’s important to note that your ethnic group can also affect your risk of some health conditions. For example, adults of South Asian origin may have a higher risk of some health problems, such as diabetes, with a BMI of 23, which is usually considered healthy.


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Dr. Nancy Selim - Family Physician, Weight Loss Coach and Nutrition Coach

I’m Dr. Nancy Selim,

Board-Certified Obesity Medicine, Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine Physician. After practicing traditional primary care for over 15 years, I became frustrated with the band-aid approach to medicine, only addressing the tip of the iceberg instead of the root cause of disease.

I created Revive Medicine to partner with those wanting to achieve sustainable weight loss and improve chronic disease risk through a combination of meals, movement, mindset, and medication management.

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