How Do I Measure Up

Calculate your BMI

BMI compares your weight to your height, and is calculated by dividing your weight (in kilograms) by your height (in metres squared). It gives you an idea of whether you’re ‘underweight’, a ‘healthy’ weight, ‘overweight’, or ‘obese’ for your height.

Calculate your BMI by inputting your weight and height into the BMI calculator on the right.

 

BMI Classifications
Normal 18.5 -24.9
Overweight 25 – 29.9
Obese 30 – 34.9
Severely Obese 35 – 39.9
Morbid Obese 40+

 

BMI Calculator

Calculate Your Waist To Hip Ratio

The waist to hip ratio is used to measure how much abdominal fat a person has. The greater the abdominal fat, also known as visceral fat, the greater your risk of insulin resistance, increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and heart disease. Visceral fat can also lead to the development of metabolic syndrome. Your waist is the narrowest part of you above your belly button and your hips are the widest part of you below your hip bone.

Enter in your measurements into the waist to hip ratio calculator on the right and compare your results to the table below.

 

Disease Risk Related to Obesity
Age(Years) Low Moderate High Very High
Men 20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

<0.83

<0.84

<0.88

<0.90

<0.91

0.83-0.88

0.84-0.91

0.88-0.95

0.90-0.96

0.91-0.98

0.89-0.94

0.92-0.96

0.96-1.00

0.97-1.02

0.99-1.03

>0.94

>0.96

>1.00

>1.02

>1.03

Women 20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

<0.71

<0.72

<0.73

<0.74

<0.76

0.71-0.77

0.72-0.78

0.73-0.79

0.74-0.81

0.76-0.83

0.78-0.82

0.79-0.84

0.80-0.87

0.82-0.88

0.84-0.90

>0.82

>0.84

>0.87

>0.88

>0.90

WHR Calculator

Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator

Are you happy with your results?