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What is a healthy body weight for me?

You can use the following graph to work out your Body Mass Index (BMI), which will indicate whether you are underweight, overweight or within your healthy weight range.


To work out your BMI, find your weight (in kilograms) along the left side of the graph and your height (in centimetres) along the bottom, then find where the two lines join in the graph.


A waist measurement is another way for adults to measure their weight-related health risk. A waist measurement which is higher than 94cm for men and higher than 80cm for women can increase the risk of chronic diseases, especially if your BMI is more than 25 as well.  

 

Australian Government. National Health and Medical Research Council. Department of Health and Ageing. Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013. Available from: 
http://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/