Body Mass Index - BMI Calculator
Vertex42's new BMI Calculator is much more useful than most bmi calculators on the web (at least I think so, anyway). Not only does it calculate your Body Mass Index, but you can also enter your desired BMI and solve for your goal weight! And to top it off, instead of looking at a BMI Chart to figure out what the BMI value means, your BMI will be shown on the BMI Scale.
The BMI Formula
Body Mass Index is defined as a person's weight divided by the square of a person's height, using the metric units kg/m^2. The BMI formula does not apply to children (see references below). The BMI formula is therefore very simple:
- Metric Units: BMI = Weight[kg] / ( Height[m] x Height[m] )
- English Units: BMI = 703 x Weight[lb] / ( Height[in] x Height[in] )
BMI Gadget for iGoogle
I've created a BMI Calculator gadget that you can add to your iGoogle page. A screenshot of the gadget is shown below. Just click on the button below the screenshot to add the gadget to your iGoogle page. You can also add this gadget to your website or blog.