What is a Healthy Weight for Me?

When you balance your calories with healthy foods like fruits and vegetables and daily physical activity, you can maintain a healthy weight.

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Body Mass Index or BMI is an inexpensive and fast way to determine your weight category – underweight, normal or healthy weight, overweight and obese. BMI for adults is calculated using a formula with your height and weight. For adults 20 years old and older, the categories are the same for men and women of all body types and ages.

BMI is interpreted differently for children and teens as it needs to be age and sex-specific because the amount of body fat changes with age and the amount of body fat differs between girls and boys.

For more information and ideas on how to live better and grow stronger, go to healthysd.gov.

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