Do you know your body mass index? That’s a measure of body fat based on height and weight, and it can help determine if you’re overweight, normal weight, or underweight. The National Institutes of Health offer a BMI calculator that can determine your status in an instant.
Because BMI is a general estimate, the NIH shows how to get a fuller picture of your health by incorporating waist circumference and risk factors like high blood pressure, high blood glucose, and smoking. The site also features tips on diet and exercise, and includes resources for parents and families.