Managing your weight is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A healthy body weight is about much more than how you look – it affects your heart and vascular system, your bones and joints, your lungs and breathing, and many other important health factors.
Beyond relying only on the bathroom scale to tell you if you're overweight, you should also know your Body Mass Index, or BMI, experts say. BMI takes into account not just your weight, but also your height to indicate an estimated body fat. The goal for most people: a BMI that's more than 18 and less than 25.
To see what your own BMI is, use this calculator.