According to the Centers for Disease Control, Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. BMI can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems but it is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual.
Check the chart below to find out your BMI. If your BMI falls in the yellow or blue lines, it may benefit you to consult with a physician. Ask if you’re cleared medically for exercise, and if you are, you might want to consult with a personal trainer to establish a customized exercise program.