Body height conversion between feet/inches (ft, in) and meters/centimeters (m, cm).
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Definition

Body Height
What is a healthy body height? It may seem like a simple question, but it is not an easy one to answer. People have different body types; therefore, there is no single number that is the right one for everyone. Various health measurement tools are used to assess a person's body weight in relation to height. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a commonly used health measurement used to indicate a person's degree of healthy weight, underweight or overweight.

A person's body height is defined as the overall length of the body from the crown to the bottom of the feet. Body height is measured in meters (m) and centimeters (cm) in most countries, although in the United States and some countries it is still measured in feet (ft) and inches (in).

Calculate your BMI (use BMI Calculator)
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fatness based on a person's height and weight. BMI is an easy method to screen for healthy body weight based on a person's height. For adult men and women (at age 20 or older), BMI is calculated by dividing the weight (W) by the squared height (H): BMI=W/.

The BMI weight categories are: underweight (BMI: less than 18.5), normal or healthy weight (BMI range: 18.5 to 24.9), overweight (BMI range: 25 to 29.9), and obese (BMI range: 30 or greater). The obese category is further divided into: obese (BMI range: 30 to 34.9), severely obese (BMI range: 35 to 39.9), and morbidly obese (BMI range: 40 or greater).
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