What is Your BMI?
All weight issues affect your health.
Often it is a combination of stressors affecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit that creates the imbalance that lead to a weight disorder. Lifestyle “choices” do not always present a range of options that allow great choices. Work and home environments are not easily changed. The impact of food availability, culture around food plus the nature of time-compressed activities all add considerably to our abilities to change and maintain healthy dietary habits.
Classification of Obesity
|WHO Classification||BMI*||Risk of Comorbidity|
|Overweight (grade 1 obesity)||25.0-29.9||Mild increase|
|Obese (grade 2 obesity)||30.0-39.0||Moderate/severe|
|Morbid/severe obesity(grade 3)||40.0 and above||Very severe|
*BMI = weight/height 2
#World Health Organisation
The BMI calculator below is a .exe file that will open in a new window. Click “open” (not “save”) unless you want to save the calculator to your computer. You will need to know your height and weight in either imperial or metric (both measurements must in the same category).
Why should I lose weight?
As BMI goes up, so does the risk for certain conditions including:
Because high BMI is just one factor for increased disease risk, you must also consider these factors to assess your disease risk: