Use the BMI calculator to find out if you are a healthy weight for your height (not suitable for pregnant women or children under 2 years).
Carrying extra fat around your middle (apple shape) might increase your health risks.
Your waist measure is a useful indicator of your health.
Your waist is a good indicator of your health. If you are carrying too much fat around your middle, then you may be at greater risk of developing diseases like diabetes or heart disease.
Use a tape measure to measure your waist to see if your waist size is healthy. Measures should be taken one inch above your belly button (men: do not use your trouser size).
For more information, visit the NHS Livewell page.