Body Mass Index
To find your healthy weight range, check your Body Mass Index (BMI). This metric is a ratio of weight to height that can be used to screen for obesity. Where are you on the BMI chart
On-Campus Health Check-Ups
Each year you can get an on-campus health screening at no cost to learn your most important health numbers. Your health check-up includes a screening that measures blood pressure, body mass composition, blood glucose, and cholesterol. You can also meet one-on-one with a nurse practitioner to review your results and discuss follow-up wellness resources. Find details about health check-ups here.
If your BMI is between 25 and 35, measure your waist circumference. If you're a woman and your waist measures more than 35 inches, or if you're a man and your waist measures more than 40 inches, you probably have too much belly fat. This is a risk factor in heart disease.
Other risks of heart disease include:
- Sleep apnea
- Coronary heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Cigarette smoking
- Dyslipidemia (high Triglycerides, low (HDL-cholesterol, high LDL-cholesterol)
- Clucose intolerance (high blood glucose that's not yet diabetes)
- Family history of early heart disease (men - close relatives 55 or younger, women - close relatives 65 or younger)
Are You Ready To Lose Weight?
BlueCross BlueShield's Personal Health Manager offers comprehensive nutrition planning. Log in to BlueAccess for Members
and navigate to the Personal Health Manager.
If you would like to learn more about your body composition, contact: