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Body Calculator

Find Out How Fit You Are

The numbers on the scale tell only part of the story of what shape you are in. A more precise test takes in consideration your body mass index, fat percentage and level of activity.

A quick way to gauge your fitness level is to fill in the numbers at right, then press calculator. Remember, the results returned are approximations only. Your doctor or personal trainer can give you a more accurate read.

NOTE: Please fill out all fields on the calculator when trying to determine your body mass index.

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Your BMI:

The BMI is a way of measuring body fat that takes height and weight into consideration. The ideal 18.5 and 24.9. Athletes can get down to a BMI of about 18. The average American has a BMI of about 27-28 well into the overweight category.

The Washington Post

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