Knowing BMI can help adult men and women understand their overall health. Use the BMI calculator below to determine your body mass index by inputting your height and weight.
Understanding your Body Mass Index
Now that you know your body mass index you are one step closer to mastering your overall health. Find out how to understand your BMI
- If your BMI is below 18.5: Your BMI is considered underweight. Keep in mind that an underweight BMI calculation may pose certain health risks. Please consult your healthcare provider for more information about BMI calculations.
- If your BMI is between 18.5 – 24.9: Your BMI is considered normal. This healthy weight helps reduce your risk of serious health conditions and means you’re close to your fitness goals.
- If your BMI is between 25 – 29.9: You’re in the overweight range. You are at increased risk for a variety of illnesses at your present weight. You should lose weight by changing your diet and exercising more.
- If your BMI is above 30: Your BMI is considered overweight. Being overweight may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Consider making lifestyle changes through healthy eating and fitness to improve your health.
Individuals who fall into the BMI range of 25 to 34.9, and have a waist size of over 40 inches for men and 35 inches for women, are considered to be at especially high risk for health problems.