Body Mass Index (BMI) has been my special interest since this website first began. Indeed, I have developed a couple of **calculators** to help you assess your BMI, weight loss percentage and ideal weight. So, below is an index of **all** our articles with a little summary. Please do come in and take a look and see how you measure up!

### Body Mass Index Calculator & Body Weight Comparison

Here it is! Dr. Halls’ very own Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator. Firstly you simply **enter** your weight and height to get your BMI. However, the Halls calculator is a little bit special in that you also add your **age** and **gender. **After you have your very own BMI calculation and body description this can be compared to others of the same height and age.

### Weight Loss Percentage Calculator

Dr. Halls’ very own weight loss percentage calculator. This nifty little tool can help you to **track** your weight loss progress. Find out how much weight per week you should be losing and use the calculator to see if you are on target. Studies prove that keeping track of your weight loss is, indeed, a **successful** technique for losing weight. All you have to do is add your starting **weight** and current weight and the calculator does the rest.

### Intuition and Perogative: BMI for women

This article looks at Body Mass Index for women. Here we see Dr. Halls theory of how a the **chart** for women should take into account their age too. We take a look at the **average** BMI and how you measure up. Also, we question, what is a healthy BMI and how reliable a measure is it for body fat?

### Gentlemen’s Reserve: BMI chart for men

Here, we have a Body Mass Index chart for **men** showing the averages. This chart is a little different however, in that it takes into account the **age** of the men and the average Body Mass Index. Dr. Halls explains exactly how to interpret the chart. Furthermore, we have a short question and answer session. This includes what is a **healthy** BMI for men? Come on in and find out more.

### Body Mass Index and the Definition of ‘Overweight’

The whole issue of defining what exactly is ‘overweight‘ is both a controversial and sensitive issue. This article questions the whole ‘overweight’ **definition** based purely upon Body Mass Index measurements. So, how can a Body Mass Index score actually misclassify people as ‘**fat**‘ or ‘overweight’.

### The Perfect BMI: What is the most attractive in women?

This post is based upon a scientific research article that looks at the **perfect** Body Mass Index for women. Please **note** that the study only relates to what **men** perceive as the perfect range for younger women. What size do **men** actually find really attractive? The attractiveness range for men does **fall** at both ends of the BMI spectrum. That is both underweight and overweight. So, come on in and take a look.

### The Healthiest BMI: All about BMI ranges and Mortality Rates

A Body Mass Index of **27.3** is generally classified as ‘overweight’. However, Dr. Halls examines a clinical study that show the the **lowest** mortality rate occurs at a BMI of 27.3. What does this mean? Furthermore, studies show that a lower BMI is associated with an **increase** in mortality rates in the older age groups. Although the original information is a little old there is a 2013 update reinforcing the information.

### The Average Body Mass Index Charts of Boys

Here we have a controversial one. What is the average Body Mass Index of **boys** according to age? What are the current **standards** to define if a child is overweight, obese, normal or underweight? You will need to find out your boy’s Body Mass Index first and then place it on the chart to see how he compares with others of the same age.

### The Average Body Mass Index Charts of Girls

Again, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tend to set the **standard** for the average Body Mass Index. What is obese, overweight, normal and underweight in girls? Simply find out your female child’s Body Mass Index and compare this to other females of the same **age** and height on our chart.

### What is the Ideal Weight?

In this article we have all the science behind the formula for Halls’ Ideal Weight Calculator. Is it normal and natural to grow **heavier** as we age? Halls’ ideal body weight uses gender, **age**, current weight and height to predict the average ‘ideal weight’. Why do men and women have different ideas of what is the ideal weight for them? Come and find out how the ‘**People’s Choice**‘ ideal weight formula came about.

### Body Mass Index and Body Fat Percentages in Asians

This is an interesting article. Dr. Halls’ examines a medical study that finds that Asians have a** lower** Body Mass Index **BUT** a **higher** body fat percentage. What does this mean for health? Despite claims of Asians having shorter leg lengths and a higher percentage of fat in the upper body, does this make sense? Dr. Halls evaluates the evidence.

### Can Overweight People judge their ideal BMI or ideal Weight?

In this post we see if overweight or obese people can judge their ideal Body Mass Index (BMI) or ideal weight. We examine the ‘people’s choice ideal BMI’ charts for **both** men and women. Although men and women have different ideas of what is an ideal weight the results are surprising. One thing is for sure the pressures of society don’t seem to have a lot of influence on men or women’s perception of ideal weight.

### Problems with BMI: Thoughtful Criticism

Dr. Halls examines a medical study called ‘Beyond Body Mass Index‘. There is a summary as to the main **criticisms** of Body Mass Index as a classifier of obesity. Indeed, there are special cases such as age, race and nationality, athletes and bodybuilders and adolescents. Click on the title or the image for the full article.

### Other Indexes of Articles for this site:-

- Index of ALL our Height and Weight Posts
- Full List of ALL our Weight Loss Posts
- Index of ALL our articles on Diets
- A Full Index of ALL our Anxiety Posts