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
|18.5 – 24.9||Normal|
|25.0 – 29.9||Overweight|
|30.0 and Above||Obese|