Body mass index (BMI) is a measure used in adults to assess if you are the right weight for your height. It is good way to check if you’re a healthy weight. Click here to check your BMI

BMI below 18.5

A score this low means that you may be underweight. There are a number of possible reasons for this and it will benefit your health if you try and gain some weight.

BMI between 18.5-24.9

This is a healthy range. It shows that you’re a healthy weight for your height.

BMI score of 25 or more

Your BMI is above the ideal range and this score means you may be overweight. This means that you’re heavier than is healthy for someone of your height. Excess weight can put you at increased risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

BMI of 30 or more

A BMI above 30 is classified as obese. Being obese puts you at a raised risk of health problems such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Losing weight will bring significant health improvements.