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BMI Chart

(The actual BMI chart is down below)

The BMI chart gives you your BMI, which is a number that comes from using a calculation based on a person's weight and height. BMI is a good indicator of body "fatness" even though it doesn't measure it directly (as gyms and physicians do with body fat assessment tools). Finding out your BMI is an excellent method of screening for possible weight issues that can cause health problems. According to the BMI chart results, anyone with a BMI over 25 would be determined to be overweight and a BMI over 30 would be obese.

However, because BMI is not a direct measure of body fat and uses only height and weight in calculations, muscle counts towards the total calculation. What this means is that a very athletic person with quite a bit of muscle may have a high BMI but be in outstanding health with no risk for obesity. Muscle is desirable, but does weigh more which would artificially raise BMI concerns using just the BMI chart formulas. Each individual and their physician can determine if their BMI number is based mainly on body fat or muscle. If you have questions or concerns about your weight and its affect on your health, it is imperative to talk to your healthcare provider.

To use the BMI chart below, find your height (in inches) on the left. Go across the row to your weight (weights are rounded; choose the weight closest to your own). Follow the column your weight is in and look upwards to get the number at the top of the column. That number is your BMI. This BMI chart is for adults and is not age or gender specific. Separate charts for children and teenagers are available from your physician or the CDC.

To interpret your BMI number, use this simple classification:

If your BMI is below 18.5, you are underweight
If your BMI is 18.5 to 24.9 you are at a normal weight
If your BMI is 25.0 to 29.9 you are overweight
If your BMI is 30 and higher you are obese

Again, …discuss any concerns regarding your BMI chart results with your health care provider to avoid health issues.

BMI Chart

BMI 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33

Height
(inches)

Weight in Pounds

58 91 96 100 105 110 115 119 124 129 134 138 143 148 153 158
59 94 99 104 109 114 119 124 128 133 138 143 148 153 158 163
60 97 102 107 112 118 123 128 133 138 143 148 153 158 163 168
61 100 106 111 116 122 127 132 137 143 148 153 158 164 169 174
62 104 109 115 120 126 131 136 142 147 153 158 164 169 175 180
63 107 113 118 124 130 135 141 146 152 158 163 169 175 180 186
64 110 116 122 128 134 140 145 151 157 163 169 174 180 186 192
65 114 120 126 132 138 144 150 156 162 168 174 180 186 192 198
66 118 124 130 136 142 148 155 161 167 173 179 186 192 198 204
67 121 127 134 140 146 153 159 166 172 178 185 191 198 204 211
68 125 131 138 144 151 158 164 171 177 184 190 197 203 210 216
69 128 135 142 149 155 162 169 176 182 189 196 203 209 216 223
70 132 139 146 153 160 167 174 181 188 195 202 209 216 222 229
71 136 143 150 157 165 172 179 186 193 200 208 215 222 229 236
72 140 147 154 162 169 177 184 191 199 206 213 221 228 235 242
73 144 151 159 166 174 182 189 197 204 212 219 227 235 242 250
74 148 155 163 171 179 186 194 202 210 218 225 233 241 249 256
75 152 160 168 176 184 192 200 208 216 224 232 240 248 256 264
76 156 164 172 180 189 197 205 213 221 230 238 246 254 263 271

 

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