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How do I know if I am a healthy weight?

BMI Calculator

You can find out what a healthy weight means for you in a variety of ways.

The body mass index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out if your weight is healthy. The BMI calculation divides an adult’s weight in kilograms by their height in metres squared and can be used to determine if you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese.

You can check your BMI here

Being overweight is not just about how you look, it can have a serious impact on your health. The amount of fat you are carrying around your stomach is called visceral fat. Visceral fat surrounds internal organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestines. Higher amounts of this type of fat are linked to many health problems including type 2 diabetes and heart disease amongst others.

An easy way to tell if you have too much visceral fat is to measure your waist to height ratio.  You can find out how to do this by watching the video on the left.

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