Did you know that your health and your weight are connected? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your body mass index (BMI) falls in the range of overweight or obese, you may be at risk for a host of diseases and serious health conditions.
Your BMI is the number calculated from your weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. Individuals who are considered overweight or obese may be more prone to health issues such as: coronary heart disease; high blood pressure; stroke; Type 2 diabetes; liver and gallbladder disease; respiratory problems; osteoarthritis; and even certain types of cancers such as endometrial, breast and colon cancers. Obesity in women can lead to a host of gynecological problems, including abnormal menstrual periods and infertility.
Use the BMI calculator below to learn if you are at risk: