GlucoMenu® Tip of the Day:
What does body weight tell about health risks?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is based on weight and height and used as an indicator for obesity.
A healthy BMI is 18.5 to 24.9.
A BMI of 25 or above is associated with heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.
To calculate your BMI choose one of the following methods:
While Body Mass Index compares well to body fat, it is not a body fat reading.
Other measures should be taken to assess body fat.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
- Visit our Body Calculator,
enter your height and weight and submit for instant BMI, or
- English version = [wt. in lbs divided by ht. in inches divided by ht. in inches (again)] x 703, or
- Metric version = [wt. in kg divided by ht in meters squared].
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
Certified Diabetes Educator