BMI: Are you in a healthy range?
BMI is an estimate of how much body fat you have — it’s based on your height and weight. Here’s why it matters: According to health experts, a high BMI can raise your risk of serious health problems.* That includes:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Certain types of cancer
- Sleep apnea
Note: This calculator is intended for adults age 20 and older. BMI results are interpreted differently for children and teens.
*Source: National Institutes of Health