One part of being healthy is paying attention to your weight. It’s important to remember that this is not the only component of being healthy– talk to your parents, caregivers and medical professional before making any changes.
ASSESSING YOUR WEIGHT
If you are overweight or obese, you may have a higher risk for certain diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes; and being underweight can also put you at risk for health issues. There are a variety of ways to calculate whether or not your weight is healthy. Remember, that the number you may see on the scale does not accurately reflect your percentage of body fat, as it does not account for things like muscle mass. For an accurate measurement, you should see your doctor.