Here is BMI formula if you don’t want to use our Body Mass Index Calculator and calculate body mass index manually.
It is very simple:
- Imperial or English BMI formula:
BMI = [weight_in_pounds / (height_in_inches * height_in_inches)] *703
Example: weight = 145lbs, height = 6 ft 1 in (ie 73 inches) and BMI = [ 145 / (73 * 73) ] * 703 = 19.13 - Metric BMI formula:
BMI = weight_in_kilograms / (height_in_meters * height_in_meters)
Example: weight = 70kg, height = 1.80m and BMI = 70 / (1.8 * 1.8) = 21.6
Here is how you can do if you want to use this formula with simple calculator on your PC or on phone:
Imperial
- weight_in_pounds
- /
- height_in_inches
- /
- height_in_inches
- *
- 703
- =
Metric
- weight_in_kilograms
- /
- height_in_meters
- /
- height_in_meters
- =
Check BMI charts (imperial or metric) into which category your Body Mass Index falls.