Our Surgery guide to achieving a healthy weight and being active
Am I overweight?
Being a healthy weight reduces your risk of health problems.
Click here to check your ‘body mass index’ (BMI) to ensure you are within a healthy range. If your BMI is over 25, then you need to lose weight.
Carrying excess body fat can also be an additional risk factor for health problems like diabetes, heart disease, stroke or osteoarthritis. Your waist circumference is now believed to be a much more accurate measure of future health risks than BMI alone.
Know your risk:-
|Increased risk |
More than 94cm (37in)
More than 80cm (32 in)
|Substantial risk |
More than 102cm (40in)
More than 88cm (35 in)
What can I do?
- Reduce your intake (less calories in)
- Increase your exercise (burn more calories off)