The weight percentile below,
uses Dr.Halls' own algorithm on population data. A unique Halls.md feature!
(This is your Weight
Percentile, compared to other Americans)
If at 50th percentile, you are close to the average weight.
At 90th percentile, your weight is greater than 90% of others.
At 20th percentile, then 80% of others weigh more than you.
Click here for Body
Mass Index and percentiles in-depth info
Try the new Ideal Weight calculator,
which adjusts for your age and current weight.
Body Mass Index (BMI) can be used to indicate if you
are overweight, obese, underweight or normal. It will, however, overestimate
fatness in people who are muscular or athletic. It is not solely about your weight but also about
your body composition. This includes your body-fat percentage compared to your muscle mass.
Because of these problems,
this body mass index calculator shows extra statistics to help you
be more informed and assess your own body weight compared to others of the same height
and age. Also offered are average weight
and height charts and Body Mass Index charts,
which show data you just can't find anywhere else.
Women tend to
believe they look their best at Body Mass Index (BMI) values between 20 to 22. Men are
usually satisfied with a BMI of between 23 to 25. If your BMI is between 17
to 22, your life expectancy is longer than average. You don't need to lose
If your BMI is between 23 and 25, you are not considered overweight
by most people. But if your BMI is 26 or more, that's not good.
But you knew that already.
Above all, Don't Worry, Be Happy.
It's unhealthy to have anxiety over a less-than-perfect body image.
And, if this calculator's description of your body seems wrong for you, just
trust your own judgment. A healthy mental attitude is just as
important as physical fitness.
Why calculate your bmi? A bmi calculation is useful as a guide (or a general screening tool)
to assess your general weight and health. There are, of course, many other factors to be taken
into consideration as well as your height and weight when trying to assess how healthy you are.
Your general well being, your diet, your level of physical activity, your body fat percentage,
your waist measurement as well as if you have any obesity-related health problems.
There will be a healthy bmi range for each individual, so if your bmi score is not an accurate
reflection of how you feel your body is, then don't worry about it. However, a high bmi (a body
mass index bmi of 35 or over) does increase risk factors for certain conditions such as cardiovascular
disease (heart disease) including high blood pressure, and some metabolic disorders such as type diabetes.
Halls.md also has it's own bmi chart for both men and women
showing the bmi range changing according to age.
April 16, 2016 By Dr. Halls
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