For many Americans, health and wellness are very important. However, it’s often hard to determine where you stand. Are you exercising enough? Is your diet adequate? Is your weight in a normal range? For many doctors, BMI, or body mass index, is an effective introductory benchmark for determining a patient’s wellness.
Do you know your BMI? Use our BMI calculator below to see how your body measures.
Body Mass Index
*Note that these are approximate values, and are intended to be used only as a rough guide.
Federal Guidelines for Healthy Weight
- Underweight. Your BMI is less than 18.5.
- Ideal Weight for Your Height. Your BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9.
- Overweight. Your BMI is between 25 and 29.9.
- Obese. Your BMI is 30 or greater.