Frequently Asked Questions on Daily Living


What is BMI?
BMI means body mass index. It is a statistical measure of the weight of a person scaled according to height. BMI is frequently used to assess what the ideal weight for a particular person should be and how much he needs to lose or gain in order to have a perfectly fit body.
How can I calculate my BMI?
BMI Calculator - You can calculate your BMI by dividing your body weight in lbs with the square of your height in inches. This should then be multiplied with 703.
Formula: 703 x weight (lbs) / [height (in)]2

BMI Chart - Alternately, find your weight in lbs and your height in feet and inches in the BMI Chart given below. Then look across the chart to know your BMI.

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Overweight

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How to judge what my BMI says about my body?
The above mentioned chart will give you an approximate idea of what your BMI says about your body. To conclude, if your BMI is less than 18.5, then you are underweight; if it is between 18.5 and 24.9, then you are normal weight; if it is between 25 and 29.9, then you are overweight and if your BMI is 30 or more, it means that you are obese.