Although your BMI results are more useful than a simple weight measurement for predicting potential health risks, they are best interpreted as just one of many factors that can influence your overall health.

You can interpret your BMI results as follows:

Below 18.5 Underweight

18.5 to 25 Healthy Weight

25 to 30 Overweight (25-27 could be healthy range if large-boned and heavily muscled)

30+ Very Overweight / High Risk 


Is your weight healthy?

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a way to determine whether your weight is healthy or not.

It is considered a more usefull measurement than weight. In Europe, a body mass index of over 25 is considered overweight and a body mass index of over 30 is considered obese.




Although BMI can be used for most men and women, it does have some limits:

• It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build
• It may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle

Content on this site is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. Always consult your own GP if you're in any way concerned about your health.


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