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BMI Calculator Tips

Identify Your Weight Class

posted by The FitClick Team
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The BMI, or body mass index, calculation compares body weight and height. To calculate BMI, the formula divides: (1) your weight (in pounds) multiplied by 703; by (2) the square of your height (in inches). The result produces a value to determine whether you are considered underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. Even though it does not factor in body frame or muscle mass, and does not necessarily predict overall health, BMI is a widely popular, commonly used statistical guideline to identify weight problems.

For most people, a healthy or normal BMI value falls between 18.5 and 24.9. A BMI value exceeding 25 is considered overweight, and over 30 obese. A value below 18.5 indicates a person is underweight. Gender matters slightly in determining the healthy ranges in our BMI chart, and you can use our BMI calculator for females and males.

Do you fall within the normal weight range? If not, how far off are you? To find out how your BMI compares to a healthy BMI for your age and gender, you’ll need a scale and tape measure to accurately measure your weight and height. Our easy-to-use BMI calculator for females or males, as indicated, handles the rest. Simply fill in the fields for gender, weight, height, and age, click “calculate,” and instantly read your results. Use the calculator to determine your starting point, or goal weight. If your body mass index value is higher than 24.9, experiment by entering lower body weights into the calculator, keeping your gender, height, and age constant, until you return a weight within the healthy BMI range (18.5 – 24.9). You have determined your goal.

Next, utilize FitClick’s effective tools together to develop, track, and execute a fitness program to reach your goal. FitClick offers thousands of exercise and diet plans. The calorie calculator determines your daily intake number. To lose weight, create a calorie deficit by eating less and burning more calories with physical activity. Enter the foods and beverages you consume into the diet tracker. Figure out when and where you can make dietary cut backs and add exercise. Keep an eye on your diet score card to stay within your targets. Check the Calories Eaten vs. Calories Burned graph on your homepage to see how you’re doing each day.