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BODY MASS INDEX CALCULATOR



Body Mass Index (BMI) calculates body fat according to the relationship of weight and height. A BMI less than 20 is considered to be a low BMI for most people. A low BMI may indicate underweight and may be associated with health problems for some people. A BMI of 20-25 is considered to be good. It may indicate a healthy weight for most people. A BMI of greater than 25 is considered to be high for most people. This may indicate overweight or obesity and may increase the risk of developing health problems.




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BMI < 20 A low BMI may indicate underweight and may be associated with health problems for some people.
BMI 20 - 25 This zone is associated with the lowest risk of illness for most people.
BMI 25 - 27 Further weight gain is not recommended. This zone is associated with increased health risks for some people.
BMI > 27 A BMI in this zone is associated with increased health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. You should consider consulting with your physician and a Registered Dietitian for advice.