Are you one of those people that say a number before stepping on the scale and hoping that the scale agrees with you? And you probably do that every morning until you hit that “ideal weight”. But guess what, the scale doesn’t know how tall are you, what body type you have or how you look. That’s why you shouldn’t be obsessing over that number, but you should focus on your body mass index (BMI) instead.
What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?
BMI is used to determine whether you’re in a healthy weight range for your height. It’s an attempt to quantify the amount of fat, muscle and bones in your body composition to see if you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. You can simply use this BMI chart to determine your ideal body weight according to your height, but if you want to discover your body fat percentage then you need to use the BMI calculator.
Note: this chart is created for ADULT women and men only and it shouldn’t be used by persons under the age of 18.