The World Health Organization assesses a person’s weight based on their body mass index (BMI), which is measured by dividing how many kilograms they weigh by their the square of their height in meters.
According to the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, someone with a BMI that is over 25 is considered to be overweight. A person with a BMI over 30, is considered obese. The webpage
www.texasheart.org can help you determine your body composition.
|Body Composition||Body Mass Index (BMI)|
|Underweight||Less than 18.5|
|Normal||18.5 – 24.9|
|Overweight||25.0 – 29.9|
|Obese||Greater than 30.0|
This body mass index calculator provides an approximate BMI. It is important to clarify, however, that this information does is not a substitute for a medical diagnosis. For an exact assessment, it is important to see a nutritionist regularly.