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While Body Fat is the measure of the percentage of fat as related to total weight the body, the Body Mass Index is a measurement of total weight as related to height.

As with Body Fat it is important to track the BMI especially for those who are older or in retirement to assure a healthy lifestyle.

The calculator below can be used to determine the BMI and the chart that follows provides the various ranges.

 

Body Mass Index Ranges

BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese