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ADULT BMI Calculator*

Do you have an ideal weight??

Enter your weight in pounds and your height in inches
in the form below and press the "Calculate my BMI" button
Your Weight (lb.)
Your Height (inches)
Your BMI
According to the National Institutes of Health

Disclaimer:  This form is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only.  Information it contains may not be accurate and is not designed or intended to serve as medical advice. Please consult with your physician for better information.

The National Institutes of Health now recommends that everyone should have his or her waist measured because being big around the middle puts people at greater risk for heart disease and stroke.  A man's waist should measure no more than 40 inches around, and a woman's no more than 35 inches.  Those with larger waists are at high risk for complications for obesity.

But is a lb.. a lb.. ??? For people living with HIV/AIDS, experts are finding out that it is not only your total body weight that is important, but also you Lean Body Mass index -- LBM -- (i.e. your muscle to fat ratio) that is important.  Some people, for example, may start to have wasting syndrome but their total body weight remains the same.  This is due the fact that lean muscle tissue is being lost, but their is an increase in body fat.  For others, especially those that work out and lift weights, BMI can be misleading.

Lean Body Mass (LBM) can only be measured with diagnostic instruments by a qualified health professional.  If you have HIV/AIDS ask your doctor about LBM, the BIA test, and/or DEXA scans for lipodystrophy.

 1 Foot = 12 Inches
Feet Inches
3 36
4 48
5 60
6 72
7 84
8 96
 *According to the CDC these are the ranges for Adults, for information about teens, please see the BMI page at: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/index.htm This page will explain in more detail what a BMI is, and how it is calculated.
BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese

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