# BMI calculator, online calculation of BMI value - Calculate Now

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A glance at the scale or in the mirror is often enough to determine whether your weight is within the normal range or whether it would be better to lose a kilo or two. Nevertheless, it is possible to determine precisely whether you are of normal weight or whether you are underweight or overweight by means of the BMI (= body mass index).

For men, the ideal BMI is between 20 and 25, and for women between 19 and 24. For men, a BMI below 20, and for women below 19, is called underweight. If, on the other hand, the BMI exceeds the limit of 25 for men and 24 for women, this is called overweight. Obesity is defined as having a BMI of between 30 and 40 for both men and women, and massive obesity is defined as having a BMI of over 40.

Apart from this, the BMI can also be evaluated in relation to age. Thus, a BMI between 19 and 24 represents the ideal value if you are between 19 and 24 years old. Between 25 and 34 years, the BMI should ideally be between 20 and 25. If you are between 35 and 44 years old, a BMI of 21 to 26 reflects normal weight. Between the ages of 45 and 54, a BMI of between 22 and 27 is considered desirable. At the age of 55-64, the BMI may be between 23 and 28 and from 64 between 24 and 29. Of course, this is only a rough estimate. For example, if you are very muscular, a high BMI may be due to the fact that muscles are heavier than fat. The distribution of fat reserves is also relevant. For example, a disproportionately large abdominal girth could pose some health risk, even if your BMI is in the normal range.

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