Body Mass Index (BMI) is a score of your weight in relation to your height. When calculated it groups you into one of the following:
|Underweight||16.0 to 18.4|
|Normal (healthy weight)||18.5 to 24.9|
|Overweight||25.0 to 29.9|
|Obese Class||Over 30.0|
Healthy Waist Measurement
Less than 80cm
or 32 inches
Waist Size: If you are overweight and the extra weight is stored around your middle and not evenly distributed over your body, studies have shown you are more at risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
The main goal in weight management is to take a long term approach and make heart healthy choices in food, exercise and alcohol. So in simple terms, if you reduce the number of calories you take in using a healthy, balanced diet and increase the number of calories you put out by developing and sticking to your physical activity plan you will notice gradual weight loss, feel happier and have more energy in a matter of weeks.