Body mass index (BMI) is a rough indicator of overall health and potential longevity. A healthy BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9 for people under 65-75 years old. At a BMI of 35 and above, the risk of disease and death starts to increase sharply. Body mass index is your weight in kilograms divided by your height in meters squared. Use the calculator at right to do the math for you. Enter your weight and height, then click anywhere in the tan portion of the calculator to see your personal BMI. In the "Title" box you may enter your name and date. Use the "Print" icon at the bottom of the calculator for a copy. If you need to lose weight, the Mediterranean diet can help you reduce your BMI to the healthy range if you are careful to avoid overeating.
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