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It’s important to remember that your ethnicity, whether you have a light, medium or heavy-set body frame, and other factors can influence what would be an ideal weight for you. So talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about your weight and discuss whether there are things you could do to lower your health risks.

Height: You have entered a number outside the available range 91cm - 250cm / 3ft 0in- 8ft 2in.

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Enter your height, preferably measured without shoes on. 

This calculator has been reviewed by Bupa health professionals and is based on reputable sources of medical research. It is not a diagnostic tool and should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical or other professional health advice.

Why is this important?

Being a healthy weight has important benefits, not only on how you feel, but also for lowering your risk of heart disease, joint pain and a range of other conditions. As a general rule, a healthy weight for your height would mean your body mass index (BMI) would be between 20 and 25. It’s important to remember that your ethnicity, whether you have a light, medium or heavy-set body frame, and other factors can influence what would be an ideal weight for you. 

Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about your weight. If you are not yet at your ideal weight, try setting some achievable goals to improve your health risks, with the support of your doctor or other health professional. Progress may be slow, but sustainable habits are better than rapid weight loss.

You can also find out more about and calculate your BMI with Bupa’s BMI calculator.

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