360 Gut Check
The most common way to find out whether you're overweight or obese is to figure out your body mass index (BMI). BMI is an estimate of body fat, and it's a good gauge of your risk for diseases. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk of disease.Source "The Practical Guide Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adult," October 2000.
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
North American Association for the Study of Obesity
Your BMI is:
(H) Healthy WeightSource
- (UW) Underweight:
- (H) Healthy Weight:
Between 18.5 - 24.9
- (OV) Overweight:
Between 25 - 29.9
- (OB) Obese:
Waist To Height
Excess abdominal fat is an important, independent risk factor for disease. The evaluation of waist circumference to assess the risks associated with obesity or overweight is supported by research.
What's The Deal?
Your waist to height ratio is calculated by dividing waist size by height. If your waist measurement is less than half your height, you’re likely not at risk for obesity-related disease.
You are an increased risk of disease!
It’s important to understand that measurements aren’t the only factors in determining how healthy you are. Your lifestyle also plays an important role. Take the Behavior Quiz for yourself, your children, or your family.Take Another Quiz