Carrying excess weight increases your risk of developing heart disease and increases the likelihood of developing diabetes, back pain and joint problems.

Regular gentle exercise combined with a sensible diet (and sensible portions) will help you lose weight and reduce these risks. Obesity is diagnosed when the Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 30. On average, obesity reduces life expectancy by 6 to 7 years.

BMI Calculator

You can also calculate your Body Shape Index (ABSI) by clicking here