BMI Calculator

    BMI Calculator

    What does your BMI score mean?

     

    Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number based on height and weight. It's often a good measure of whether a person is within a normal weight range.  Compare your BMI results using the calculator above against this scale:

    18.5-24.9: Normal or Healthy
    25-29.9: Overweight
    30-34.9: Mild Obesity or Class I
    35-39.9: Moderate Obesity or Class II
    40-49.9: Morbid/Severe Obesity or Class III
    More than 50: Super Obesity

    Waist measurement is another tool to assess obesity risk. A man's waist should be less than 40 inches around. A woman’s waist should be less than 35 inches.

    Why is a healthy weight important?

    Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help prevent and control many diseases and conditions.  If you are overweight or obese, you are at higher risk of developing serious health problems.  That is why maintaining a healthy weight is so important:  It helps you lower your risk developing health problems, helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life.

     

    What are the health consequences of obesity for adults?

     

    People who are obese are at increased risk for many diseases and health conditions, including the following:

     

    ·      All causes of death

    ·      High blood pressure (hypertension)

    ·      High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides

    ·      Type 2 diabetes

    ·      Coronary heart disease

    ·      Stroke

    ·      Gallbladder disease

    ·      Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint)

    ·      Sleep apnea and breathing problems

    ·      Chronic inflammation and increased oxidative stress

    ·      Some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder and liver)

    ·      Low quality of life

    ·      Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders

                        ·      Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning