Body Mass Index

Who's been at the pies?

A few years ago , government health officials in the United States of America redefined the terms "overweight" and "obese" to come in line with the rest of the world. Overnight, an estimated 29 million Americans suddenly became overweight, making their nation the only one on earth where more than half of the population (an estimated 55%) is overweight. Use the calculator here to check your Body Mass Index (the international measure of lardiness).

Here's what your Body Mass Index (BMI) says about you:

BMI Health
21-24 Healthy
25-29 Overweight
30-31 Obese


Enter your height and weight and click the Calculate button to determine your BMI. You can enter your height and weight in either imperial or metric units, but the same system must be used for both measurements for the BMI to be calculated correctly.

Height: m/inches
Weight: kg/lbs
Units of measurement: Metric Imperial
Body Mass Index: