Body Mass Index Calculator-Body Mass Index is one of the most basic calculators usually taken as a baseline to determine whether you are underweight, perfect, overweight or obese in accordance to your height.
We are NOW following the stricter BMI Range definition for Indians as defined by the Indian Health Ministry which has been established due to the elevated Health Risks of Indians.
The Indian standards were prepared with the help of more than 200 experts from the Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Nutrition, AIIMS, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Indian Association of Advancement of Research on Obesity, Association of Physicians of India, Fortis Hospital, Diabetes India, Diabetes Foundation and Nutrition Foundation of India.
|BMI||WEIGHT STATUS||DISEASE RISK|
|< 18.5||Underweight||Makes you more prone to digestive problems, weakness, chronic fatigue, stress, anxiety, and hormonal dysfunctions|
|18.5 - 23.0||Normal||You are better equipped to handle stress, have good energy levels and vitality, are resistant to illness, and are in a good physical condition|
|23.1 - 25.0||Overweight||Makes you more prone to fatigue, digestive problems, circulation problems, varicose veins, etc|
|>25.0||Obese||Makes you more prone to diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, strokes, joint problems, arthritis, Spinal problems etc.|
The ranges currently being accepted worldwide include: