Always a touchy subject but maintaining a healthy weight is important for good health. The best indication of your weight is your Body Mass Index or BMI.
This measures the amount of fat you have on your body, determining whether you are overweight or not. To calculate your BMI, you can use the following formula:
Weight in kilograms / (height in metres x height in metres)
For example: if you weigh 65kg and are 1.7m tall, your formula would be: 65/(1.7×1.7) = 22.49% BMI.
But what does this mean? The guidelines below indicate how healthy your BMI is, but note, this is only a guideline.
- 20-25 – you have a healthy weight range for young and middle-aged adults.
- 26-30 – you are overweight
- >30 – you are obese
Of course, there are online tools to help you calculate your BMI. Click here to find out your BMI.