Check your BMI
Too fat or too thin? A few love handles or a health risk already? The BMI – Body Mass Index – calculator will give you pointers.
Normal BMI for your age:
You are extremely light for your height. You should go to your doctor for an examination and consultation. This will establish whether your weight represents a problem with your health. A low weight can indicate a psychological problem. Has something changed in your life? Since when have you been eating so little? Are you feeling stressed or depressed? Discuss your problems with your doctor or a specialist, who will help you to resolve your issues.
Normal weight, lower range
You are light for your height. If you are healthy, things are going well and you are enjoying life, then that is fine. However, if you are often tired, depressed and lacking in motivation, or have been eating little over an extended period of time, you should go to your doctor for an examination, to rule out any health problems which may be causing this.
You are underweight. Consider whether it would be worth visiting your doctor.
Congratulations, your weight is normal for your height. Continue to ensure that you have a balanced diet and are doing enough exercise in your day-to-day life.
You are slightly overweight. A change in diet as well as exercise 3-4 times a week for at least 30 minutes can help you to improve your BMI. Your pharmacist or chemist will be happy to advise you.
You are overweight. Consult your doctor, pharmacist or chemist for advice and support, and integrate a balanced diet and sufficient exercise into your day-to-day life.