Considering the importance of health and fitness, it is essential for everyone to calculate appropriate weight and overweight based on the physical characteristics. In order to determine appropriate weight some indicators should be considered. The body mass index (BMI) is one of these indicators which measures the weight to height ratio. The BMI can be calculated online in this section. In addition, you can use this indicator to find out whether you’re a healthy weight for your height. You can also measure basal metabolic rate (BMR) using corresponding link which is needed when setting healthy diet plans.

Calculating height and weight are two important factors in determining the proper and ideal weight. For non-athletes, non-disabled people over the age of 19, the calculation method is based on a ratio in which the weight in kilograms is divided by the square of the body height in meters; the result of this ratio is the body mass index (BMI), by interpreting of which one can determine the body height proportional to weight. To calculate, insert your weight in kilograms and height in cm and click ‘Calculate’ for your body mass index and its interpretation.

In some scientific references, there is no differences between the interpretation of the body mass index of women and men and is according to the BMI table of men. But in other sources, a different method is considered and according to them, if one unit is reduced from the beginning and end of the above intervals, then the same can be applied to women body mass index. For example, the appropriate BMI range for women is from 17.5 to 23.9. Of course, in this method, one can add a single unit to the number obtained from the BMI instead of reducing one unit from the beginning and the end of each interval, then based on that value, determine the overweight and underweight status considering men's BMI interpretation list.