Are you the right weight for your height?
It’s important to know if you’re the right weight for your height. This can be done by calculating your BMI, otherwise known as Body Mass Index. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions.
What’s a BMI
The Body Mass Index is a figure based on the relationship between a person’s weight and height and will tell you if you are a healthy weight for your height. Many HealthGains patients use this simple tool to “measure” themselves when they combine their hormone therapy programs with exercise and diet.
Why do I need to know this?
Research has shown that your BMI is a good predictor of how likely you are to suffer from health-related problems. A normal BMI range is between 18.5 – 25. If your BMI is lower or higher than this, your health may be at risk. Use the BMI calculator below to find out where you fall on the BMI range.
How to use the BMI calculator:
NOTE: BMI is calculated as follows:
English BMI Formula
BMI Calculator = ( Weight in Pounds / ( Height in inches x Height in inches ) ) x 703
Metric BMI Formula
BMI Calculator = ( Weight in Kilograms / ( Height in Meters x Height in Meters ) )