Calculate your healthy weight

Do you have a healthy weight?

The best way to determine whether your weight increases your risk of weight- or obesity-related illness is to use the Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator.

Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI):

Poids : 38 kg (84 lbs)

Taille : 153 cm (5 pouces)

Your BMI is:

16.2

Poids insuffisant

Consult the table below to identify the level of risk associated with your BMI.

 

Some health problems are related to excess weight or obesity, including hypertension, type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obstructive sleep apnea, gall bladder disease, and some forms of cancer.

 

BMI category ClassificationRisk of developing health problems
< 18.5UnderweightIncreased
18.5 – 24.9Normal weightMinimal
25 – 29.9OverweightIncreased
30 – 34.9Obese Class IHigh
35 – 39.9Obese Class IIVery high
Over 40Obese Class III Extremely high

 

Waist size

Waist size is an indicator of health risk associated with an excess of abdominal fat. Abdominal adiposity is associated to health problems like type-2 diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.

 

The waist should be measured at the narrowest part of the torso, halfway between the lower ribs (below the lowest rib) and the iliac crest (top part of the pelvic bone). Stand with your feet spread apart about 25 to 30 cm (10 to 12 in.). The person who is measuring you should be beside you, and should place the measuring tape snugly, but not tight, around you. The waist measurement should be taken at the end of a normal exhalation.

WAIST THRESHHOLDS

RISK OF DEVELOPING HEALTH PROBLEMS

Women  >= 88 cm (35 in.)

Increased

Men  >= 102 cm (40 in.)

Increased

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