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Body Mass Index for Men

BMI Calculator for Men

Thanks to this BMI calculator for men you can answer the question “What’s my BMI?” while also checking what is a healthy BMI for men, and where you place in the BMI chart for men. Furthermore, with this BMI calculator for male you can obtain more precise data on what’s a normal BMI. We also provide tools and guidance on how to improve your position in the BMI ranges for males.

The Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator can be used to calculate BMI value and corresponding weight status while taking age into consideration. Use the “Metric Units” tab for the International System of Units or the “Other Units” tab to convert units into either US or metric units. Note that the calculator also computes the Ponderal Index in addition to BMI, both of which are discussed below in detail.

BMI introduction

BMI is a measurement of a person’s leanness or corpulence based on their height and weight, and is intended to quantify tissue mass. It is widely used as a general indicator of whether a person has a healthy body weight for their height. Specifically, the value obtained from the calculation of BMI is used to categorize whether a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese depending on what range the value falls between. These ranges of BMI vary based on factors such as region and age, and are sometimes further divided into subcategories such as severely underweight or very severely obese. Being overweight or underweight can have significant health effects, so while BMI is an imperfect measure of healthy body weight, it is a useful indicator of whether any additional testing or action is required. Refer to the table below to see the different categories based on BMI that is used by the calculator.

Why do we need a BMI calculator for male?

We have seen that the BMI formula does not include a provision for gender, so why then, do we need a BMI calculator for men? The answer is that anthropomorphically adults and kids/teens are different, and, even amongst adults, men and women have different body characteristics. This means that we shouldn’t expect the healthy BMI for men to be the same for women, and the same goes for the BMI charts for men and women, or the BMI ranges for male and female.

Broadly speaking, we could compare men and women together and we wouldn’t be too far from the reality, but, for improved precision, we have decided to separate our BMI calculators into the 4 main population groups: children, teenagers, men, and women. For each of them, we have a calculator ready so you can get the best results and comparisons no matter your group. Here is a list of the available calculators:

So make sure to check out the one that’s relevant to you. Here we will focus only on the BMI charts for men, and all the appropriate values and BMI ranges for the male population only. We’re starting in the next section with the different categories of BMI, why they exist, and what they mean.

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