Check Your BMI to Gauge Your Body Fat Content

Your BMI, or body mass index, is a fairly accurate measurement of your body fat. It can be used by doctors to assess someone’s body fat content and whether or not they fall within a healthy range. BMI is calculated in its most basic form using simply your height and weight. There are other factors that may affect your BMI results as described below, but in general you can get a good measure of your body fat using a BMI chart. You’ll find a free BMI calculator at the bottom of this post that you can use to check your BMI.
body mass index chart bmi

If you notice from above, I mentioned that BMI calculators are “fairly accurate” tools for measuring body fat. Other factors that may skew the results of a BMI check include: age, sex, race, or how muscular you are. Women tend to have slightly higher BMI results by nature. Professional athletes also typically fall on the higher side of the BMI charts due to the fact that they are more muscular than the average person. All that being said, you can still get a basic reading of where you fall on the BMI chart and whether or not you fall into the healthy category.

If you find that your BMI falls into the higher end of the overweight or in the obese categories, you may want to start thinking about the foods you are eating and whether or not you’re living an active lifestyle. Studies have shown that those with a BMI of 30.0 or above are at a far greater risk of hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and many other diseases and disorders.

Use the free BMI calculator below to find out where you fall on the BMI chart…

2 Responses to Check Your BMI to Gauge Your Body Fat Content
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