**Body Mass Index** (**BMI**) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high **BMI** can be an **indicator** of high **body** fatness. **BMI** can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems but it is not diagnostic of the **body** fatness or health of an individual.

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BMI

**BMI Calculator** Body mass index is a value derived from the mass and height of a person. The BMI is defined as the body mass divided by the square of the body height and is universally expressed in units of kg/m², resulting from mass in kilograms and height in metres

## BMI Definition?

**BMI** is a person’s weight in kilograms (kg) divided by his or her height in meters squared. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) now defines normal weight, overweight, and obesity according to **BMI** rather than the traditional height/weight charts. Overweight is a BMI of 27.3 or more for women and 27.8 or more for men.

## Normal BMI Calculator for Men

The **BMI** for a typical adult American **male** is 28.6, according to the CDC, which rates a **BMI** of 18.5 to 24.9 as “**normal**” and a **BMI** of 25 to 29.9 as “overweight.” Any adult with a **BMI** of 30 or higher is considered obese.

### BMI Chart

### What is a normal BMI?

**BMI**of less than 18.5 means that a person is underweight. A

**BMI**of between 18.5 and 24.9 is ideal. A

**BMI**of between 25 and 29.9 is overweight.

### How do I calculate my BMI?