Where DO I Start?
If you have tried to keep up with health news, you have seen that it can be very confusing. Information changes all the time. What is healthy one day is bad for you the next. All the numbers and facts that you have to keep up with - trans fat, carbs, calories, good this, bad that - are enough to make anyone give up.

Do I really need help?
Some people just know that they need to do something to be healthy. Some people aren't sure. If you at least have to wonder, then there's a good chance that you do need to do something.

One tool that people use to tell if they are overweight or not is their BMI index. BMI stands for Body Mass Index. A person's BMI tells them how their weight relates to their height. If your BMI is too high, you have a lot of weight and not enough height to spread it out. BMI is not always the best way to tell if you are unhealthy, but it is a good place to start. For example, most body builders would fall into the "overweight" category on a BMI chart, but that is because they have so much extra muscle!

Look at this site for more information about BMI before you move on:
Body Mass Index

Calculate your BMI
Height:  feet
and  inch(es)
Weight:  pounds
Your BMI: 
BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese
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