About BMI

Calculate Your BMI

Enter your:
Height ft. in.
Weight lbs.

What does it all mean?

Weight Status
Below 18.5
18.5 - 24.9
25.0 - 29.9
30.0 and Above
A BMI of less than 19 indicates you are underweight.
A BMI between 20 and 24 is usually considered normal.
A person with a BMI of 25 to 29 is considered overweight,
and a person with a BMI of 30 or above is considered obese.

Obesity is associated with an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases.

Weight loss is nothing short of difficult. The mere thought of trying to lose weight can be discouraging, especially if failed diets have occurred. The problem, of course, is that no one wants those extra pounds making clothes tight and uncomfortable or making movement unbearable and painful, but shedding those unwanted pounds is not an easy task. (read more)

After many of us have determined to lose weight or get in shape – magazines, newspapers, television and radio bombard us with diet and weight-loss options. Diets are promoted through books and over the Internet.

Be skeptical. Some are more hype than substance. Some are downright dangerous.

Fad diets can usually be recognized by promises made by promoters. As you review the information about a particular diet plan or weight loss product, ask yourself, “Is it too good to be true?” (read more)

When traditional methods of weight loss, including proper diet and exercise, is not leading to the desired results, or when weight loss progress has reached a plateau, considering the use of herbal supplements is often the next logical approach. While many side effects are possible with any of the various herbal supplements on the market today, using these supplements only when needed and with careful monitoring of the dose by both you and a qualified health professional can help push weight loss in the right direction and allow you to enjoy results more quickly. (read more)

Losing weight is very difficult for many people. Fortunately, if you select the right weight loss program, then this task will be a lot easier. There are hundreds of weight loss programs today, but it is important to remember that they are not all created equal. Below are some of the things that you should look for in a weight loss programs: (read more)

This highly-modernized civilization has its advantage, but also shares its utmost disadvantage. It is now easier for people to indulge in an unhealthy lifestyle to cope up with this fast-paced world than to mind their food and drink in-takes and his routines. Because of this, gaining weight these days is becoming as easy as breathing. And just as it is so easy to gain extra calories, it is also very difficult to burn them. Then, here come the diet pills, diet programs, and even surgical means to get rid of thE excess fats, yet most of these methods are really unhealthy and unsafe. Still, nothing beats the natural way of losing weight. Listed below are some tips on how to undergo a healthy weight loss. (read more)

A weight loss diet plan is a difficult undertaking for anyone. It calls upon people to make a lifestyle change that puts them out of their comfort zone. The following 8 tips can help any prospective dieter in reaching their weight loss goals: (read more)

Incorporating weight loss foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains into the diet can actually change the body’s chemistry and promote weight loss by providing antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals to the body. In addition, weight loss foods naturally stimulate metabolic processes which helps burn excess fat commonly stored in the abdomen and thighs. (read more)

No one needs to be told that there are a large number of differences between the genders, however despite that knowledge, many diet sites continue to give out generic, one size fits all weight loss tips without acknowledging that weight loss for men is a very different game than weight loss for women.

First of all, weight loss for men is complicated by the relative ease with which men tend to both shed and gain the pounds. At first glance this seems to be a good thing for men, but the thing that many weight loss sites fail to communicate to these men is that the consequences of backsliding on their weight loss plans, even a small amount, can potentially be far greater than the same amount would be for women. (read more)