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How To Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

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BMI, or body mass index, is one of the most reasonable indicators of body fat, for both adults and children. The reason being- it is easy to calculate, non-invasive, simple, and inexpensive. It is essentially a simple mathematical formula that is used to measure the ‘fatness’, based on your height and weight. It is one of the most common screening tools to indicate obesity, simply because it shows the weight-height relationship and not just the body weight alone. But, it is also important to note that your BMI does not take into account your age, sex, ethnicity or muscle mass.

So, what’s your number?

Don’t worry! It’s not some complicated arithmetic equation that only a mathematics major can solve. In fact, the formula is quite simple, really. Just divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared.

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