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Understanding Your Risk

Being overweight or obese is not about vanity—it’s about your health. It means you’re at an increased risk for developing many health problems and diseases, such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and many more, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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BMI Calculator

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 Weight

  • (UW) Underweight:
    Below 18.5
  • (H) Healthy Weight:
    Between 18.5 - 24.9
  • (OV) Overweight:
    Between 25 - 29.9
  • (OB) Obese:
    Above 30

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.

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You are an increased risk of disease!

Behavior Quiz

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.

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