One of the most commonly used measures for determining a healthy weight in Australia is the body mass index. The BMI is a metric that is now widely used by health practitioners and sporting bodies to provide a proven method of determining a health level of body fat, which can then be correlated with weight.
BMI has been used for well over 100 years, with the core purpose being to determine if someone if overweight or underweight. It's not considered fool proof and does have some problems, such as not measuring overall fat or muscle tissue. Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, a Belgium mathematician and astronomer invented BMI in the 1630s.
The formula to calculate body mass index is:
Body Mass Index = weight (kg) / height ²
Therefore a persons weight divide by their height squared equals their BMI.
Supplied by BMI Calculator Australia
Following the links below you can find a number of body mass index calculators you can use:
Sometimes you may want to work out what is the ideal weight for you to achieve the body mass index you desire. In this case you would want to use the reverse calculator. You simply add in your height, and your target body mass index, and the calculator will generate the weight you should be aiming for. You can find a reverse calculator here.
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Age is not a factor when measuring your body mass index. The value only includes weight and height.
You can use a reverse calculator to determine what weight you should be to have a specific body mass index number.
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