Jan 28, 2010

Am I overweight?

You can find out if you're overweight or obese by figuring out your body mass index (BMI).
BMI: is a number calculated from person’s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
Women with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight, whereas women with a BMI of 30 or more are considered obese.
All adults (aged 18 years or older) who have a BMI of 25 or more are considered at risk for premature death and disability from being overweight or obese.

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator is a great tool to determine when extra pounds translate into health risks. BMI is a measure which takes into account a person’s weight and height to gauge total body fat in adults.

BMI Calculator for Child and Teen from the Department of Health and Human Services Click Here

BMI Calculator for adults from the Department of Health and Human Services Click Here

You need have a healthy diet and physical activity because these will help your health, your diet is the key factor that affects your weight. Having a healthy weight for your height is important. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, breathing problems, arthritis, gallbladder disease and some cancers

Calculate your body mass index (BMI) to assess your weight status and health risk level.


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