American Osteopathic Association

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Health Calculators

Begin planning your healthier tomorrow. Use our convenient library of health calculators to assess your risk for stroke or heart attack, calculate your body mass, or find your target heart rate. 

  • Body mass index (BMI) is an approximate measurement of body fat. BMI is calculated using a person’s height and weight. The higher your BMI, the greater your risk for diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and certain cancers. 

  • 10-Year Stroke Risk Calculator
    Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and the number one cause of long-term disability in American adults. If you’re 55-85 years old, this calculator can help you figure out your 10-Year Stroke Risk.

  • 10-Year Heart Risk Calculator
    Heart attacks are the leading cause of death for American adults. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to stop this killer in its tracks. You can start by entering your information in the 10-Year Heart Attack Risk Calculator.

  • Basal Metabolic Rate Calculator
    Basal metabolic rate, or BMR, is the number of calories your body needs every day to fuel basic functions like breathing and maintaining a heartbeat. Your body uses this energy around the clock, even when you're sleeping. Everyone’s BMR is different. It’s affected by age, height, weight, and other factors.

  • Cold or Flu Calculator
    Colds and flu share many symptoms, so it can be difficult to tell them apart. But there are some signs that can help you figure out what’s wrong. Use this chart to see what’s ailing you. 

  • Target Heart Rate Calculator
    Your target heart rate is a range of beats per minute that you can use to monitor the intensity of your workouts. Staying within your range will help you get the most out of your exercise program while making sure you stay out of harm’s way.


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