# BMI Formula

## BMI Formula - HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR BODY MASS INDEX?

### BMI Formula - How to calculate your BMI ?

The formula is BMI = kg/m2 where kg is a person's weight in kilograms and m2 is their height in meters squared.

Metric Method The metric formula accepts height measurements in meters and weight in kilograms.

Imperial (US) Method The imperial formula accepts height measurements in inches and weight in pounds.

BMI Formula - How do you calculate your BMI?

Body Mass Index is a simple calculation using a person's height and weight. The formula is BMI = kg/m2  where kg is a person's weight in kilograms and m2 is their height in meters squared. A BMI of 25.0 or more is overweight, while the healthy range is 18.5 to 24.9. BMI applies to most adults 18-65 years.

So, what units are used to measure BMI?

Body mass index (BMI) is obtained by measuring a subject's weight in kilograms (kg) or pounds (lb) and the subject's height in meters (m) or inches (in). The BMI is then calculated by dividing the subject's weight by the square of his/her height. Therefore, weight is normalized for height.

## BMI Formula by Adolphe Quetelet

It was developed by Belgium Statistician Adolphe Quetelet approximately 150 years ago. This was before the era of electronic calculators; any formula used to indicate weight status needed to be easy for physicians to manually calculate.

The basis of the BMI was devised by Adolphe Quetelet from 1830 to 1850 during which time he developed what he called "social physics".

In fact, the simplicity of this formula was part of the reason for its success (and also it's main criticism). Adolphe Quetelet: Creator Of The BMI Formula

## How To Calculate BMI

### Imperial (US) Method  