How far off are you from the ideal BMI?

Categories: Weight Management

Are you a healthy weight? One way to know for sure if to measure your body mass index (BMI). Your BMI reveals whether you’re overweight or underweight. Being either overweight or underweight can put your health at risk.

Using data from over 1.5 million people in over 19 studies, an National Institutes of Health (NIH) study pinpointed the ideal BMI range at which your risk of death from any cause is lowest.

via NIH: A study looking at deaths from any cause found that a body mass index (BMI) between 20.0 and 24.9 is associated with the lowest risk of death in healthy non-smoking adults.

Are you within this healthy range? Calculate your BMI now.

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