Use this calculator to check your body mass index (BMI) and find out if you're a healthy weight. Or you can use the NHS calculator to check your child's BMI.
BMI is not accurate for everybody. Muscle is denser than fat, people with large amounts of muscle may be a healthy weight despite having a higher BMI. BMI is also not appropriate for those who are pregnant.
Top tips for maintaining a healthy weight
Limit portion sizes to control calorie intake
Add healthy snacks during the day if you want to gain weight
Be as physically active as you can be
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated during the day
Eat a healthy and balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables
Get Some Sleep
Adults should get between 7-9 hours of sleep per night, whilst children should look to get around 10 hours
Reduce the pressure on your joints which may relieve aches and pains
For people with type 2 diabetes losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle could lead to remission of the condition.
Reduce blood-pressure and cholesterol
Decrease the chances of heart disease