Body mass index is a useful tool used to quickly workout and establish if someone is a healthy weight for their height. Although your BMI does not tell you your actual body fat percentage, it is does give you a general idea if you are the recommended and healthy weight for your height.

Required resources

To undertake this test you will require:

  • Tape measure to determine your height
  • Set of scales to measure your weight

How to conduct the test

  • Measure the person’s height in metres
  •  Measure the person’s weight in kilograms.
  • To determine BMI divide the weight by the height squared:
    BMI = weight / (height x height)


The normal acceptable range of this measurement is 20.1 to 25.0 for men and 18.7 to 23.8 for women. The only exceptions are athletes and body builders,whose extra muscle may tip their BMI over the normal range.

 Source: 101 Performance Evaluation Tests : Brian Mackenzie


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