Health & Fitness

Overweight or obese?

Overweight or obese?

The definitions of overweight and obesity use the body mass index (BMI), calculated using a person's height and weight, to define the bulk or mass of the body.

A person is considered normal weight with a BMI of from 18.5 to 24.9.

Overweight is from 25 to 29.9 BMI.

Obesity is a BMI of 30 or higher.

Morbid obesity is a BMI over 40.

In Washington state, 58 percent of adults are either overweight or obese, meaning they have a BMI of 25 of higher.