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Are you overweight or obese? BMI calculations

Calculate your BMI “IMC”

What is the Body Mass Index?

The BMI stands for Body Mass Index or IMC In French which means “Indice de Masse Corporelle”, is a measure used to evaluate body weight for adults and to evaluate the health risks associated with being overweight or underweight.
Note that this formula is not applicable for children, pregnant women or for people over 65 years old.

The different categories :

Normal Overweight Moderate Obesity Severe Obesity Morbid Obesity
18,5 – 25 25 – 30 30 – 35 35 – 40 + de 40

Calculation tool :

Your size (cm):

Your weight (kg):

Your BMI “IMC” is : NAN

What is the formula for calculating it yourself ?

BMI (index validated by the WHO) is calculated by dividing the weight by the size squared. Through studies, various steps have been established to identify areas at risk, including cardiovascular disease.

Example for an adult man :
weight: 98 Kg, height: 1,66 meters:
98 Kg / (166 cm x 166 cm) = 35.6

What is the ideal BMI ?

A BMI between 18.5 to 25 corresponds to a normal weight, the more the body size increases, the more the BMI increases.
A BMI greater than 30 is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

If your BMI is below 18.5, you are skinny, from a medical point of view. It may be necessary for you to get fat: to do this, you can make an appointment for a consultation with a dietician, who will give you the good advice to achieve your goal.

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