# What is the healthiest BMI for a woman?

## What is the healthiest BMI for a woman?

18.5–24.9

Doctors consider a healthy BMI for women to be 18.5–24.9. A BMI of 30 or above may indicate obesity. BMI measurements can help someone understand whether they have underweight or overweight.

## What is the average BMI for a girl?

A “normal” BMI for women ranges from 18.5–24.9. However, BMI is not an accurate measure of obesity in many people.

**What is a good BMI for 14 year olds?**

Normal BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. BMI cut-offs for people of South Asian descent are different. Multiply your weight in pounds by 703. Divide that answer by your height in inches.

### Is a BMI of 21 healthy?

Less than 18.5 = underweight. 18.5 to 24.9 = normal weight. 25 to 29.9 = overweight. 30 or higher = obese.

### At what BMI are you considered skinny?

What exactly counts as being “skinny?” Some healthcare experts believe a BMI in the 15-18 range to be clinically underweight. This seems to fall pretty close to what many everyday people consider to be “skinny” with a BMI of 18 or lower frequently listed as the indicator of someone considered to be slim.

**What is the best way to calculate body mass index?**

Multiply your weight in pounds by 703.

## What is the recommended BMI for women?

A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 indicates that you are at a normal weight. This represents the ideal category for women. BMIs between 25 and 29.9 are defined as overweight and a BMI of 30 or greater is considered obese.

## How do you calculate body mass index formula?

The Body Mass Index ( BMI ) is a calculation of the ratio between your weight and your height. The formula is used to determine the amount of body fat that you carry. The formula is your weight divided by your height squared (BMI = kg/m 2).

**How to calculate your body mass index (BMI) youself?**

Measure yourself; take your height and weight. Make sure that you have no clothes or shoes on during either measurement. Convert your height to inches. For example, 5 foot 8 inches in height would become 68 inches: 5 feet x 12 (inches per foot) = 60 + 8 = Take your height in inches and square that number.