Out Your Risk for Health Related Problems:
does Your BMI Fall?
Risk for Weight Related
| 20 - 25
|| Very Low
| 26 - 30
|| Low Risk
| 31 - 35
| 36 - 40
|| High Risk
| 40 +
|| Very High
If your BMI puts you at risk for health problems contact us for
available services to put you back on the track to good health!
Index (BMI) is one of the most accurate ways to determine when extra pounds translate into
health risks. Experts use BMI as a measure for "healthy
weight". BMI is defined as body weight (in kilograms) divided by
height (in meters squared). People with a higher percentage of body fat
tend to have a higher BMI.
A BMI of 27.3 or more for women and 27.8 or
more for men is defined as overweight. A BMI of 30 and
higher is considered obese. The higher the BMI, the greater the risk of developing
Health problems such as:
osteoarthritis high blood pressure
are all linked to being overweight.
A BMI of 30
and over increases the risk of death from any cause by 50 to 150 percent, according to
some estimates. According to health experts, people who are overweight but have no other
health risk factors (such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure) should eat healthier
and exercise to keep from gaining additional weight. For people who are overweight and
also have health risks, they recommend trying to actively lose weight. Be sure to consult
your doctor or other health professional before beginning any exercise or weight-loss