Body Mass Index (or BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. Because it takes into consideration both height and weight, BMI can be a better indication of health than weighing alone. However, there are many factors that contribute to overall health. If you are concerned about your BMI, please contact your physician who can take in your individual situation and give you a better overall view of your health.
To calculate BMI, you can use this formula:
BMI = ( Weight in Pounds / ( Height in inches x Height in inches ) ) x 703
or simply plug in your height and weight into the BMI calculator below.