This article was last updated on November 3, 2016\nAn important part of a man’s overall health is maintaining a healthy body weight. Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a tool that helps you know if you’re in a healthy range.\nBMI takes your height and weight and provides a number that corresponds to a weight category, such “underweight” or “overweight.” Men’s BMI is one of many tools used to determine risk for weight-related health conditions.\nBody Mass Index (BMI) for Men\nTo calculate BMI you don’t need many measurements \u2014 only your height and weight are required. Weigh yourself in the morning before breakfast to find your most accurate weight. Next, measure your full height, and consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s\u00a0BMI calculator for a more specific result.\nBody Mass Index Chart for Men\nMatch your weight to your height on our chart to find your corresponding BMI.\n\n\n\nWeight in Pounds\nHeight in Feet and Inches\n\n\n5 Feet Tall\n5 Feet, 3 Inches\n5 Feet, 6 Inches\n5 Feet, 9 Inches\n6 Feet\n\n\n150\n29\n27\n24\n22\n20\n\n\n170\n33\n30\n28\n25\n23\n\n\n190\n37\n34\n31\n28\n26\n\n\n210\n41\n37\n34\n31\n29\n\n\n230\n45\n41\n37\n34\n31\n\n\n250\n49\n44\n40\n37\n34\n\n\n\nNow, refer to the below chart to determine your result.\n\n\n\nWeight Status\nBody Mass Index\n\n\nUnderweight\nBelow 18.5\n\n\nNormal\n18.5 to 24.9\n\n\nOverweight\n25.0 to 29.9\n\n\nObese\n30.0 and Above\n\n\n\nAccording to the CDC, men who are obese are at a higher risk for heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancers, depression, and other ailments. Men are especially at risk for heart attack, and it’s the leading cause of death for men.\nFitness Tests and Standards for Men\nBMI alternatives: BSA and calculating body fat\nFortunately, there are many ways to minimize your risk for these diseases \u2014 primarily by reducing weight, taking on a healthy diet, and becoming more physically active. For severely obese men, bariatric surgery has also been shown to be effective in reducing the risk for these diseases.\nBMI is just one indicator of risk for weight-related health problems. Other considerations should also be taken into account, including physical activity, whether you smoke, genetic factors, and more.\nBody Surface Area (BSA), for example, is another metric that can help you gauge your overall health. BSA is the total surface area of the human body.\u00a0\u00a0A number of different formulas are used to calculate this measurement. Height, weight, age, and gender are all factors that contribute to BSA.\nYou should also consider belly fat and the circumference of your waistline, as excess fat around your waistline is associated with an increased risk of heart disease.\nWhen to See a Doctor for BMI\nIf your calculated BMI falls into the underweight, overweight, or obese categories, you should consult your doctor. He or she can help determine your risk factors, as well as develop a plan to achieve your best health.\nLearn more about getting healthy. Visit the UPMC BodyChangers webpage.