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Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

Posted Sep 22 2008 10:03am 1 Comment

Body Mass Index (BMI) is used for a measure of body fat based on height and weight, and can be a good measurement of your current fitness level.  Enter your height and weight below to calculate where your BMI currently sits.

BMI is one of the mose efficient determinents when extra pounds may mean higher health risks.  The higher the BMI, the greater the risk of developing more health problems.  Some of the more common conditions related to overweight and obesity are:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Osteoarthritis
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Premature Death

When looking at the level of health risks associated with body weight, it is also important to look at additional factors that may be playing a part to a particular chronic disease.  Other factors that may contribute are:

  • Family History Of Disease
  • Cholesterol Level
  • Blood Sugar Level
  • Blood Pressure
  • Waist Circumference
  • Physical Activity
  • Diet

No matter what your BMI may be, consult with your doctor to see if you are at an increased risk for disease and if you should begin to lose weight.  Even small weight losses (just 5-10% of your current body weight) may help to lower the risk of disease.  Physical activity and good nutrition are all key factors in living a healthy fit lifestyle while reducing your risk for health problems. makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the BMI calculator.  This calculator is provided for information purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.  You should consult your physician or other health care professional before making any decision based upon the general information presented here.

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Thanks for all of the great information on the BMI Calculator.  I have been using an online BMI calculator from a weight loss website called FitClick .  The BMI calculator is a great way to calculate your body mass and percentage of fat and jump start your workouts to lower your body fat and/or increase your muscle size.  Breaking it down for people looking to enhance their weight loss is a great idea; it helps me comprehend the topic a little better (which is good right?)

Thanks for your community contribution, I appreciate it :D
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