Body Mass Index is a relation of your weight to your height, which allows you to find out if you fall into underweight, normal, overweight, or obese category. Body Mass Index is an important indicator as it helps you define if you have an increased risk of heart disease and other issues associated with excess body fat.
Body Mass Index applies to adult men and women. It is used to measure overweight and obesity. Body Mass Index of 25 or higher is indicative of higher risk for such diseases as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, gallstones, breathing problems, and even certain cancers, which is why it is important to know your BMI. Body Mass Index can be used for men and women (except pregnant women) of all ethnic groups. Athletes may have a high Body Mass Index score because of increased muscle mass, not body fat.
To calculate your Body Mass Index, you need to enter your weight and height into the program. You can use the English measurement system (feet and pounds) or the Metric one (kilograms and centimeters). BMI is not gender-specific, which is why the program does not prompt you to select your gender. After entering your weight and height, click on the Calculate button and the program will display your BMI score. If your score is within the ideal, it means that your weight is healthy, that is it is not associated with an increased risk of certain diseases.
The program to calculate BMI runs on Windows. All versions of Windows, including Windows 8, are supported. You just need to download the setup file and install the program on your computer. The program is fully functional. It never expires and you can use it as long as you want to.
The program is especially helpful to personal trainers, registered dietitians, nutritionists and other people working in the health industry.
For adults aged 20 years or older, BMI falls into one of these categories:
Underweight (below 18.5)
Normal (from 18.5 to 24.9)
Overweight (from 25 to 29.9)
Obese (over 30)
How to calculate BMI? What is BMI calculation formula?
BMI = 703 x Weight in Pounds / (Height in Inches x Height in Inches)
BMI = Weight in Kilograms / (Height in Meters x Height in Meters)
Any version of Windows
No limitations in the downloadable version. The program is fully fuctional and you can use it as long as you wish; it does not expire.