How Much Should I Weigh?
What is your Body Mass Index (BMI) and what does it mean?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is the most widely used clinical measurement tool to determine a person’s health risks based on a calculation of their height in relation to their weight. The higher the BMI number, the higher the risk for developing diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.
When using the weight loss calculator, remember that BMI is a guideline to assessing your health risks. There are other factors to take into consideration, such as your muscle mass, body fat percentage, and lifestyle. At Midwest Weight Control, we have the equipment to measure your body composition and metabolic rate, both important considerations in determining your optimal healthy weight.