Are you obese? Are you interested in learning about the best way to lose weight?
Calculate your BMI at the bottom of this page.
BMI > 30?
you may benefit from a Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan and total body composition analysis
About Body Composition & Body Fat Testing
Overweight refers to having increased body weight in relation to height while obesity is defined as having an excessively high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass. Understanding the total body fat as well as the distribution of fat throughout the body is important in assessing overall health.
Popular assessments of body mass include body mass index (BMI), anthropometry (skin-fold measurements), and hydrodensitometry (water weighing). DXA is a safe, more accurate alternative to these methods for body fat and body composition testing.
After your scan is complete, your comprehensive body composition report is printed
immediately and your docotor will discuss your results with you.
BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years.
BMI can be used to indicate if you are overweight, obese, underweight or normal. A healthy BMI score is between 20 and 25. A score below 20 indicates that you may be underweight; a value above 25 indicates that you may be overweight.
You can calculate your BMI by using our BMI Calculator below, or by using the BMI Formula.
Please remember, however, that this is only one of many possible ways to assess your weight. If you have any concerns about your weight, please discuss them with your physician, who is in a position, unlike this BMI calculator, to address your specific individual situation.