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Use our free online Ponderal Index Calculator when you want to quickly make a calculation! The Ponderal Index is a way to measure how obese a person is. It is similar to the body mass index, using a person’s height and mass to calculate whether a person is lean or overweight.
As Americans become increasingly overweight, it is important for people to evaluate their health. Learning about your Ponderal Index can be the first step toward setting up a diet and exercise program and eventually developing a leaner body.
Health professionals often use the Ponderal Index to evaluate newborn babies. The results of a Ponderal Index calculation are useful for predicting whether babies will become obese when they grow up. Parents of children with a higher Ponderal Index may want to encourage them to exercise and eat well to help them avoid becoming overweight.
Click the “Calculate!” button to instantly get the results of the Ponderal Index calculation. For example, if you type in a weight of 150 pounds and a height of 60 inches, you will get a Ponderal Index of 11.29.
When you add the Ponderal Index Calculator widget to your site, you can select the background color and the text color, as well as the size of the font. These options enable you to make the widget fit nicely with the style of your website.
We make it easy for you to share the Ponderal Index Calculator with other people over the Internet, via social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, and StumbleUpon. For example, you may be sharing information about your new exercise program in a forum, and you want to encourage other people to make their own calculations.
After you calculate your Ponderal Index, it’s a good idea to consult with a doctor before you begin an exercise program or start a diet. As you lose weight, you can perform additional calculations to see how your Ponderal Index changes over time.