Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index (BMI) can tell you if you are a healthy weight for your height. By following the advice of Sodexo's Healthwise programme you can keep your BMI in the healthy range and minimise the risk to your health.

You can calculate your own BMI using Sodexo's BMI Calculator or by using this simple formula:

BMI =   Weight (kg)
            Height (m)2

Less than 18.5 is underweight
18.5-24.9 is a healthy weight
25-29.9 is considered overweight
More than 30 is considered obese

BMI is a useful measure for adults. Our calculator does not apply to children or if you are pregnant or lactating. It's also worth noting that muscle weighs more than fat, so if you are an athlete, BMI might not provide an accurate measurement.

Measured in conjunction with your waist circumference, these will help to identify if your health is at risk as the more weight you carry around your middle the higher the health risk.

  • For women, a waist size of over 33 inches (84cm) indicates an increased health risk

  • For men, a waist size of over 37” (94cm) indicates an increased risk of health problems

  • For Asian men this is reduced to a waist size of 36” (91cm)

Understanding your results

Height
or

Weight
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Your BMI is :
18.5
(underweight)
Healthy 25
(overheight)
30
(obese)