Are you overweight? Not sure? To find out, calculate your body mass index or BMI. This number is a good indicator of your body fat. Knowing your BMI can help you determine if you might need to lose some weight.
Calculate your BMI using the BMI calculator
The result is your BMI. Next, see how your BMI stacks up.
Weight categories are as follows:
|Less than 18.5
|18.5 to 24.9
|25.0 to 29.9
|30 or higher
Because BMI doesn’t directly measure body fat, it may not be an accurate reflection of overweight for some people, including those who are extremely muscular. Whatever your result, it’s always important to ask your doctor what a healthy weight for you would be.
Your doctor can give advice on how to reach a healthier BMI.