BMI Calculator

My, Oh My, BMI

Ready to get on the road to a healthier you but not sure where to start?

Your journey can begin with a simple click (well, two, actually) on our BMI calculator.

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) offers a gauge of how a person’s current weight can/will affect his/her health. When you enter your height and weight into the calculator, you will get a value that classifies you as underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. Generally speaking, the higher your BMI, the greater risk you have for obesity-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Like most things in life, nothing is perfect, and the BMI isn’t an exception. Its main problem is that it doesn’t take into account the composition of your body. Many elite athletes, for instance, have a BMI that technically puts them into the overweight or obese category, given that there’s no differentiation between fat and muscle. As such, BMI is most helpful for people with an average height and build, and not children or the elderly.

Despite its limitations, BMI is a good starting point for seeing if you need to lose weight.

Once you know your number, we here at Garden State Spine and Pain Institute can help you improve your health accordingly.


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