BMI CalculatorYour body mass index (BMI) is a very useful measure of overweight and obesity. It is calculated from your height and weight. BMI is an estimate of body fat and a good gauge of your risk for diseases that can occur with more body fat. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk for certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers. Although BMI can be used for most men and women, it does have some limits, in that it may overestimate body fat in people with a muscular build and it may underestimate body fat in older people who have lost muscle.
It just takes a minute to use this BMI calculator and then to look at the BMI classifications below. We have also posted important information on this page about “risk factors”.
By: Stephen Lapidus