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What Is BMI?

BMI (body mass index) is a screening tool used to measure weight relative to height. While BMI does not measure body fat directly, it has been shown to correlate to measures of body fat, such as underwater weighing, and is considered an accurate alternative for body fat measurement. Click Here to find out.

What Does the BMI Number Mean?

Your BMI will place you in one of the following categories:
Those with a BMI below 18.5 are considered underweight.
Those with a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 are considered normal weight.
Those with a BMI between 25.0 and 29.9 are considered overweight
Those with a BMI of 30.0 and above are considered obese.
In addition to BMI, those who have a waist size of more than 40 inches for men, or 35 inches for women, have a higher risk for obesity-related health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.


Find your Basic Metabolic Rate
This is BMR Calculator below will calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (MBR), i.e. the calories you are going to burn if you just stay in bed all day. Your BMR depends on your gender, weigh, height, and age. It decreases when your age increases, which means the older you get the harder it becomes to stay slim (unless you excercise or keep diet). Click Here to find out.

President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition The Council serves as a catalyst to promote good health through fitness, sports and nutrition for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through partnerships in national, state and local organizations, programs and initiatives.

Physical Activity Guidelines The Federal Government has issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.

Shape Up America Founded in 1994, Shape Up America! is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization committed to raising awareness of obesity as a health issue and to providing responsible information on healthy weight management. Take a journey through our website to find information and ideas to achieve a healthy weight for you and your family. If you are a health professional, you will find resources to assist your clients and patients with their efforts to attain and maintain a healthy weight.

Team In Training - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society RELENTLESS from the start, the Team In Training participants are FOCUSED on raising as much money as they can to make a difference for cancer patients and their families.

Runner's World Runner's World offers training plans for runners of all abilities.

Grow NYC - Greenmarket Guide GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City's quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations

My Food Diary MyFoodDiary relies on scientifically-proven† methods for permanent weight loss.

LIVESTRONG The definitive destination for those who want to build their own healthy living success story. We believe that everyone should feel empowered through food, fitness, and inspiration to pursue their best life because eating well and staying active are critical components in preventing cancer and fighting other illnesses

Clean Eating Magazine Nutritional guidance, healthy recipes, meal planning and other nutritional information.

NYC Parks and Recreation Informational site covering all of New York City's parks

FitFluential A nationwide network of fitness enthusiasts sharing their journey both online and offline through multiple social media platforms.