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Do you need a Weight Loss Plan?


You jump on the scales and they give you the wrong answer, it is an extra struggle to get up a flight of stairs, you feel someone has tightened your clothing or you catch a glimpse of yourself in a mirror and are not totally happy with what you see. Events such as this can get you asking yourself the question: Am I overweight?




Health researchers have provided us with a quick guide to whether or not we are overweight. It is called the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI deals with the relationship between your height and your weight. Roughly speaking if you have a BMI of between 20 and 25 you are said to be in the normal weight range. If you score over 25 you are overweight and if you score under 20 you are underweight. (The World Health Organisation (WHO) provides more detailed BMI classifications).  



A word of caution this is only a weight loss guideline and can be influenced by many factors not taken into account. For instance some highly trained sports people – especially in strength dependent sports - can have a BMI over 30. The BMI calculations are designed for healthy adults. Children tend to have much lower BMI’s. Typically the best way of assessing if you are overweight comes to how you look and feel. If in doubt get some professional advice.


What is your BMI

Enter your measurements in the form below so you can calculate your own personal BMI and find out; which classification of weight you are in, the implications of this classification and action you can take if appropriate.

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If you only know you measurements in inches and pounds you can use converter below.