BMI stands for “Body Mass Index”. It is used to screen people into different weight categories such as underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity. It is measured by a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. BMI does not diagnose anything serious. If an individual is at risk, he/she will have to visit a healthcare provider. Be aware when reading your results, the BMI is nothing concrete in terms of diagnoses. It is a great tool to evaluate oneself and can help motivate you towards your body weight goal. You do not need to have a specific number of what you want to weigh, but in terms of overall health it is always helpful to know where you stand.