Utilize our FREE Health Assessment Calculators to learn about risk factors.
Calculate your Total Daily Expenditure (TDEE) here.
TDEE, total daily energy expenditure, is the amount of energy in calories you burn per day. TDEE is best calculated by factoring in your BMR, or basal metabolic rate, and your activity level. BMR is the amount of calories you would burn per day at rest.
Your total daily energy expenditure includes all the energy you burn sleeping, working, exercising, and even eating. It is important to know your TDEE when trying to set up a proper bulking or cutting diet.
Your TDEE is often referred to in fitness articles as your calorie maintenance level. This is the amount of calories that is required per day to keep you at your current weight. After you know your total daily energy expenditure you can either add calories per day to gain bulk, or lower calories to cut fat.
Calculate your BMI here.
If you are overweight or obese, even a small weight loss (10% of your current weight) lowers the risk of several diseases. People who are overweight or obese have a greater chance of developing certain cancers—including breast cancer for women over age 50—as well as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol or other lipid disorders, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Note: The BMI may not be accurate for people with greater muscle mass (such as athletes) or in older people and others who have lost muscle mass.
Calculate your waist to height ratio here.
Waist to height ratio is a simple measurement for assessment of lifestyle risk and overweight. Compared to just measuring waist circumference, waist to height ratio is equally fair for short and tall persons. This calculator is valid for children and adults.
Measuring waist to height ratio is gaining popularity in the scientific society as several studies have found that this is a more valid measurement than BMI. Just measuring waist circumference is inherently biased for people taller or shorter than average population.