BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It gives you an idea of whether you’re underweight, overweight or an ideal weight for your height. It’s useful to know because when your weight increases (or decreases) outside of the ideal range, health risks may also increase.
Find your height at the top or bottom of the chart. Follow the column up or down until you reach your weight to get your BMI rating. Click on the relevant box below to see what your rating means.
The BMI is a useful measurement for most people over 18. But there are limitations to this system. For instance:
See your doctor if you require a more precise reading.