How Can I Know if I Am Overweight?

weiYour first step to find out if you are at a healthy weight is to find out what your BMI, or BODY MASS INDEX, is and what your waist size is. For most people, these are good clues to whether they are at a healthy weight.
What’s your BMI?
A healthy weight is one that is right for your body type and height and is based on your body mass index (BMI) and the size of your waist (waist circumference). If you are age 20 or older, use the Interactive Tool: Is Your BMI Increasing Your Health Risks? In order to know your your BMI,use calculator to check your BMI when you know your height in feet, weight in pounds, and waist circumference.This is how it is calculated:
BMI=Mass(kg)/Height(m2) i.e. BMI=Mass in kg divided by height in meter squared.
Calculated from a person’s height and weight, BMI breaks down into four categories:
Underweight: BMI below 18.5
Normal: BMI ranging between18.5 and 24.9
Overweight: BMI between 25 and 29.9
Obese: BMI of 30 or higher

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