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Being obese, overweight or underweight can have an impact on your activity levels, health and overall well being. Your body mass index (BMI) can help determine into which weight category you fall.

BMI is a numerical measure of a person's body weight in relation to their height. It is calculated by dividing an individual's weight in pounds (or kilograms) by the square of their height in feet (or meters), providing a general indicator of whether a person falls into the underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese categories.

Your BMI and weight category are simple indicators of the potential health risks you may face associated with being underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese.

If you have a BMI of 40 or more, or are more than 100 pounds overweight and have tried and failed to lose weight, or if you suffer from obesity-related health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, joint disease, depression, high cholesterol or infertility, you may be a great candidate for metabolic weight loss or bariatric surgery at Atlantic Health’s Bariatric Surgery Program.

Calculate Your BMI

Use the calculator to find your Body Mass Index (BMI). It uses weight and height to classify a person as underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese.

1. Ask Yourself These Questions

  • Do you have a BMI of 40 or more?
  • Do you have a BMI of 30 or more, plus a life-threatening obesity-related health problem such as diabetes, severe sleep apnea or heart disease?
  • Does your weight cause physical problems that interfere with family, recreational or work-related activities?
  • Are you more than 100 pounds overweight and have tried and failed to lose weight?

2. Reach Out

If the response is “yes” to any of the questions, please:
1. Contact an Atlantic Health Weight & Wellness Center near you >
2. Register for our free, on-demand webinar >

If you answered "no," learn more about metabolic medical weight loss >

Considering Bariatric Surgery?

Many people struggle to lose weight. It’s an uphill battle but bariatric surgery can change that. Take the first step and sign up to watch a free, on-demand webinar on bariatric surgery.


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Hackettstown Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center – Medical Arts Center (MAC) I

Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine

Newton Medical Center

"You’ve got to be ready to do it because you do have to make changes. It’s not automatic. It doesn’t just happen. You have to eat differently. But it’s a great tool to help you not overeat."

Jim C., bariatric surgery patient
Read Jim's Story

Request our free, bariatric surgery on-demand webinar or more information on metabolic medical weight loss. 

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