# 7 Health Calculators You Need to Use

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When it comes to our overall health and well being, some factors can be determined by the simple use of a calculator. So, whether you'd like to determine if you are at a healthy weight or would like to calculate the amount of body fat or how much muscle you've gained, simply input the data in the calculators below.

Your BMI (Body Mass Index) is determined by your weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in meters. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. Upon calculating the BMI, a person is categorized as either underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. The commonly accepted ranges are: Underweight 18.5kg/m2; Normal Weight 18.5-25kg/m2; Overweight 25-30kg/m2; Obese over 30kg/m2. Which category do you fall under? Check your BMI using our calculator below.

2. How much muscle have you gained?
If you've been exercising a great deal lately and have noticed an increase in weight on the scales it may be due to muscle weight which can be measured by tracking your lean body mass (LBM) over time. Lean body mass includes everything within our body except for fat. Your LBM would determine your bones, organs, muscle, water, and so on. Prior to calculating your LBM using the calculator below, you need to determine your body type: Endomorph is someone with a soft, round build and high proportion of fat tissue; Mesomorph is someone whose build is compact and muscular; Ectomorph is a person with a lean and delicate build of body.

3. Determine how much you need to eat to lose weight (for women)
Weight loss is defined as a reduction of the total body mass. This includes a mean loss of fluid, body fat and lean mass - namely, bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue. Enter your weight in the calculator to see how many calories, as well as how much protein, carbs, and fat you should be eating per day in order to lose weight.

4. Counting calories
While tracking your food intake can seem overwhelming at first, counting calories daily may significantly increase your chance of losing weight. The results will indicate how many calories you should eat in order to maintain your weight.

Once your daily calorie intake has been determined, the next most important part of your diet plan is your daily protein intake. In terms of your body's overall health and function, protein is essential for building and repairing. Your organs, muscles, skin, hair, nails, bones, and some hormones are all made up of some form of protein. The results obtained on this calculator will determine how much protein you require each day to develop lean muscle.