Check your BMI


Fitness, health and wellness are difficult things to measure, so you can use these tools as a way to gauge the level of your health. Identify your current level of health as a starting point for seeking proper advice and taking the right sort of action, so that you can track your progress for your wellness goals.

What is your body mass index (BMI)?

Your Body Mass Index is a rough guide to your level of total body fat.

Calculate your BMI by dividing your weight (kg) by your height in metres squared. e.g. 70kg divided by (1.7 x 1.7) = 24.2. this will give you an indication of where you fall in terms of weight ranges. if your BMI is:

  • less than 18, you are considered ‘underweight’.
  • between 18 and 25, this is the ideal weight range.
  • between 25 and 30, you are considered ‘overweight’.
  • above 30, your BMI suggests that your in the ‘obese’ weight range.

BMI is only a rough guide and can have some limitations. Men with high muscle mass and pregnant women should not use this as a guide, as their body fat levels can be overestimated, while the BMI for elderly people who have decreased lean muscle mass can underestimate fat levels. If you are concerned about your BMI, if you are underweight or overweight, please see your GP.

 

Hello! You have not fallen within the suggested weight range for your height.

Perhaps you need some help? We suggest you visit your GP or health professional to double check with them what they believe is the the right weight for you.

Hello! Great result for your BMI - you are within the suggested weight range for your height.

Being at the right weight is a wonderful start, are you looking to 'move more'? Why not take the first step - learn more

Hello! You have not fallen within the suggested weight range for your height.

Perhaps you need some help? We suggest you visit your GP or health professional to double check with them what they believe is the the right weight for you.

Are you looking to move more? Why not take the first step - learn more

What next?

Time to get in shape? Learn how to move more and discover healthy eating tips to get yourself on the right track.

Got a question?

Email us at wellbeing@hwns.com.au.


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