Your BMI is an estimate of how much body fat you have based on your weight and height. BMI results are split into four categories:
- Normal or healthy weight
Your BMI can tell your doctor if you have a higher risk for certain health problems, including:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Certain types of cancer
Lifestyle changes, like an improved diet and daily exercise1,can make a big difference in reducing your risk for health problems. Here are some tips for getting started:
- Drink water or unsweetened iced tea, instead of sugary drinks.
- Make healthier lower calorie versions of your favorite meals.
- Aim for 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity, like brisk walking.
Ask your doctor about your BMI and how you can reduce your risk for future health problems.
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