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What's a Good BMI


A good body mass index is different from adults and for children. The below chart is the world health organization recommend body weight based on BMI values for adults. The BMI numbers are used for both men and women that are age 18 or older. To find your health status reference the BMI Chart below:


Understanding Your BMI For Men

If your BMI is between 18.5-24.9, your BMI is considered normal. If your BMI is above 30, your BMI is considered overweight. If your BMI is below 18.5: Your BMI is considered underweight. Keep in mind that an underweight BMI calculation may pose certain health risks. According to the BMI Formula, an adult male who is 5’8” should weigh between 130 and 165 pounds.

Understanding Your BMI For Women

Current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization define a normal female BMI range as 18.5 to 24.9. To have a BMI under 18.5, for a female is considered very underweight and possibly malnourished. Furthermore, a BMI between 25.0 and 29.9 is classed as overweight. Finally, a BMI over 30 is considered obese.

BMI And Body Fat Score For Adults

Men who are between 20-40 years old with under 8% body fat are considered “underfat”, whereas a “healthy” range is described as between 8-19%. For women in this same age group, any level under 21% is “underfat” and 21-33% is considered “healthy”.

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