How is My Weight?
Directions: Find your height on the left side of the graph. Draw a straight line across the graph at the level of your height. Find your weight on the bottom of the graph. Draw a straight line up the graph at the level of your weight. Click on the graph were the two lines cross, that is you BMI category.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of weight in relation to height. BMI is an indicator of body fatness; body fat increases with increasing BMIs . A BMI of 18.5 - 24.9 is associated with the lowest degree of health problems for both men and women. Health risk increases the greater your BMI is from this healthy range.
Underweight: A BMI under 18.5 is considered underweight. Underweight is associated with increased health problems, including osteoporosis (bone wasting disease) and in women irregular menstrual periods, and infertility.
Healthy weight: A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is in the healthy weight range. Putting you at a much lower risk for other health problems.
Overweight: A BMI of 25 or greater is considered overweight. Overweight is associated with increased health problems.
Obese: A BMI of 30 or greater is considered obese. Obesity is associated with a high risk for health problems. A BMI above 40 is considered severely obese, and is associated with a very high risk of health problems associated with excess weight.
Once you have identified your weight category, click on the appropriate category above or click your height and weight on the graph to guide you through a series of articles that will help you reach your weight related goals.