Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is:
A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy for adults. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight, while a BMI of 30 and above is considered obese. People with BMIs of 18.5 or less are considered underweight.
Learn More about BMI and your health.
Your Waist-to-Height Ratio is:
Your Body Shape Indicates:
A waist-to-height ratio under .50 is generally considered healthy. This ratio may give a more accurate assessment of health for people who are muscular or for women who have a "pear" rather then an "apple" body shape.
Be Careful: You have a thin shape and you may need to gain weight.
Healthy: You have a healthy shape!
Increased Risk: This measurement indicates a "pear" body shape. Excess fat is stored around the hips and thighs, which is less harmful to health than fat stored around the belly (an apple shape).
Take Action: This measurement indicates an "apple" body shape. Excess fat stored in the stomach area increases your risk of serious conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.
Learn more about belly fat and your health.