Health Tools

There is safety in numbers. Use our calculators to understand where your health stands.

BMI Calculator

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a measure of your body size. It is used to compare your weight with your height. The results of the BMI Calculator can give an idea about whether you have the correct weight for your height.

Importance

BMI is used as a screening tool to indicate whether you are underweight, having a healthy weight, overweight, or obese. If your BMI is outside the healthy range, then your health risks may increase greatly. Having excess weight can lead to a variety of health problems like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular issues. Being underweight can increase the risk of malnutrition, osteoporosis and anaemia.

Limitations

BMI does not measure body fat directly. Also, it does not consider age, gender, ethnicity, body measurements or muscle mass.

BMR Calculator

We burn calories continuously throughout the day to sustain basic life functions like breathing, circulation, digestion of nutrients and cellular processes. Basal Metabolic Rate is an estimate of the minimum calories you need each day to sustain these functions at a state of rest.

Importance

Knowing your BMR could be helpful if you are trying to manage your weight. It can help you figure out how many calories you need to reduce each day if you want to lose weight. Alternatively, if you want to gain weight, it can be used to estimate how many extra calories to consume each day.

Limitations

A person can only receive an accurate BMR estimate in a well-controlled clinical setting.

Water Intake Calculator

Water makes up around 60% of our body weight. It is a critical component that our body needs to survive. The organs, tissues and cells in our body require water to function. The Water Intake Calculator will help you estimate the amount of water required by your body in a day.

Importance

f you do not have sufficient water, you will become dehydrated and this will affect your body's normal functioning. Even minor cases of dehydration can make you feel lethargic and lacking in energy.

Limitations

It does not take into account factors such as your health, activity levels and whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding, which will affect your water requirement accordingly.

Ideal Body Weight Calculator

The Ideal Body Weight Calculator helps you estimate what weight is healthiest for your body. It takes into account your gender and height to determine the weight that will be ideal for you.

Importance

Knowing your ideal body weight can help you with your weight management efforts. It can help you set targets according to your health goals. It can also help you assess your present body weight by means of comparison.

Limitations

It does not take into account muscle mass, age, ethnicity, body fat and body measurements.

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