The NHS says measuring your waist is a good way to check you're not carrying too much fat around your stomach, which can raise your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.
Find out if you have a healthy weight using the BMI calculator below
Your BMI is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared. Use out BMI calculator below to check the whole family and find helpful information and advice.
Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups
Having a BMI above 30 means that your weight is substantially above the healthy range of your height. This increases the risk of developing diseases associated with obesity such as heart disease, diabetes and cancers and can severely affect your quality of life. Losing just small amounts of weight will help reduce the health risks associated with obesity.
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