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BMI Machine



Weight is usually one of the first topics that come up in discussions about personal health. But the number you see when you step on the scale doesn't tell the whole story about how healthy (or unhealthy) you may be.

Those looking for a clearer picture of what their weight means concerning their health may want to take a look at metrics other than weight. One of these metrics is the body mass index, or BMI, an estimation of body fat that can be calculated using a person's height and weight. Health-conscious individuals might also want to know more about their body composition, which refers to the proportion of fat tissue you have, relative to lean tissue (muscles, organs, etc.).

Health care professionals use BMI, as well as advanced body composition tools, including special X-ray machines, to assess their patients' risk factors for certain weight-related health conditions. And anyone can use readily available tools — such as online BMI calculators, skinfold callipers and bioelectrical impedance devices — to better assess their health and physical fitness from the comfort of their own home.



The body mass index is an estimation of a person's body fat, according to the National Institutes of Health. To calculate BMI, divide your weight (in pounds) by your height (in inches) squared, and then multiply that number by a conversion factor of 703. This same calculation can be used when measuring weight in kilograms and height in meters, but no conversion factor is needed.

For most individuals, a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 means that their weight is normal, or "acceptable," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A BMI between 25.0 and 29.9 means a person is overweight, and those with a BMI over 30.0 are considered obese.

Those whose BMI puts them in the "overweight" category should consider losing weight if they also have two or more health risk factors, such as smoking, inactivity or high blood pressure,


To ensure you take reliable measurements using body weight scales you must:

1.   Zero the scales before the client steps onto them

2.   Ask the client to remove any ‘heavy’ items from their pockets (key’s, wallets etc.) and remove any heavy items of clothing or apparel (big jackets, shoes, woollen jerseys etc.)

3.   Ensure you note the client’s state and time of day for testing to ensure any subsequent tests can be taken under identical conditions (check the state of hydration, food consumed recently etc.)

4.   When measuring weight – ask the client to look straight ahead and stay still on the scales. Wait for the needle/digital screen to settle before recording the measurement.

5. Calculating BMI (body mass index)

6. A very common method of measuring bodyweight as a risk factor (cardiovascular disease, diabetes etc.) is BMI (Body Mass Index).  The calculation is based on comparing a person's weight against their height. It applies equally to men and women.

7. The equation for BMI is:

8. BMI =           Weight (kg)

9.                      Height (m) 2

10.The following table categorises people according to their BMI results:

  1.                                                                                 BMI Categories

Underweight = <18.5

Normal = 18.5-24.9

Overweight = 25.0-29.9

Obesity = 30.0->40




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