Tools to calculate BMI and more
2 min read • Being overweight or obese is a threat to personal health and the obesity pandemic is a threat to the health of society. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years. There are many online tools available to calculate your BMI, including this one from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Once you know your BMI, you can track it over time to see if you are gaining, losing, or maintaining your weight. If you are overweight or obese, there are many things you can do to improve your health. Losing even a small amount of weight can have health benefits, so talk with your doctor and start with the no-nonsense approach: Choose a realistic goal to achieve;Make changes to your diet and be more active;Get support from your family and your friends.