According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of American adults are obese1. That’s more than a third of our adult population. The good news is that we have the power to impact and reduce the amount of obesity in our community. It starts with knowing what to look for and sharing that knowledge with others so we can make steps toward a healthier future together.
Your body mass index (BMI) is a key player in reducing obesity. Calculating your BMI can help you have a better idea of your risk for weight-related diseases and complications, and can help you learn how to get your BMI down to a healthy place. By knowing your BMI, you and your doctor can make a plan for how you can stay healthy for years to come.