The body mass index, or BMI, helps clarify an important distinction between being overweight or being obese. If you weigh too much, you’re obviously overweight. But if you have a very high proportion of body fat, you’re obese. Based on your body mass index, your doctor or other health professional will classify your weight as healthy, overweight, or obese.

The following are the weight benchmarks – some reference points

Weight BMI
Under fewer 18.5
Normal 18.5 till 24.9
Over 25 till 29.9
Obese 30 and more

One of the most popular methods of measuring whether one is overweight is by using the Body Mass Index calculator (BMI) Calculating your approximate body mass index is relatively straightforward, although you’ll probably need a calculator just to save time. Feel free to use the Body Mass Index Calculator at the bottom! say thank you to BodyEngine for providing us with their powerful calculator.